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 1478-9949Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|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
|Deposited By:||Mrs Yaling Zhang|
|Deposited On:||28 Aug 2008 10:09|
|Last Modified:||22 Oct 2014 00:02|
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