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1

What was data gathered from?

Interviews with the participants at age 48 and searches of criminal records

2

What was the original sample?

411 boys ages 8-9 all wroking class from the registers of 6 south-east london state schools. Born in 1953-54

3

At 48 years, how many of 404 individuals searched in the criminal records had convictions?

161

4

What age did the number of offenders peak at?

17

5

Who were nearly all convicted once?

Those who started criminal careers at age 10-13

6

What were the three family orientated factors which wee found to be associated with criminal behaviour?

- large families
- low family income
- parental criminality

7

What percentage of the males accounted for over half the crimes? What were these offenders called?

7% - chronic offenders

8

What common childhood characteristics did these chronic offenders share?

- Disrupted families
- more likely to have a convicted parent
- highly daring
- delinquent siblings
- large family size
- young mother
- low popularity

9

What did Farrington conclude crime is?

A cycle from one generation to the next

10

What did Farrington suggest reduce family poverty? And tackle low intelligence? Who can intervene to help families with parenting?

Welfare, education, social services

11

What did Farrington aim to document?

The start, duration and end of offending behaviour in children with disrupted families

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