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An upbringing to violence?:identifying the likelihood of violent crime among the 1966 birth cohort in Denmark.

Christoffersen, Mogens Nygaard; and Francis, Brian and Soothill, Keith (2003) An upbringing to violence?:identifying the likelihood of violent crime among the 1966 birth cohort in Denmark. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 14 (2). pp. 367-381. ISSN 1478-9949

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Abstract

Why do some boys develop into troublesome youths who eventually get sentenced for violent crimes? In planning a strategy to fight violent crime, it is important to identify significant risk factors for violent criminal behaviour among adolescents and young men. In this study information from population-based registers covers various aspects both for children, aged between 15 and 27 years, and their parents: health (mental and physical), education, social networks, family violence, self-destructive behaviour, parental alcohol or drug abuse, and unemployment. First-time convicted offenders have an increased risk of coming from seriously disadvantaged families; they also seem to be characterized by unstable education and employment records (e.g. not graduating, no vocational training), occasional work, or long-term unemployment.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Youth Unemployment ; Vocational Training ; Family Violence ; Alcohol Abuse ; Family Separation ; Teenage Motherhood ; Psychiatric Illnesses ; Children In Care ; Longitudinal Study
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
ID Code: 11500
Deposited By: Mrs Yaling Zhang
Deposited On: 28 Aug 2008 10:09
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2014 16:48
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/11500

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