A longitudinal study of juvenile delinquency
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The universities of Münster and Duisburg conducted a self-report study aiming at explaining and monitoring the emergence and development of deviant and delinquent styles of behaviour throughout the phase of adolescence. As possible causes of these phenomena, the study focuses not only on structural conditions and processes on the macro-level, as for example the effects of social milieus, moral orientations, lifestyle, how spare time is spent, consumer attitudes as well as the effects of the social surroundings.
To record delinquency specific developments of youths adequately, the researchers applied a combination of panel and cohort designs. Results were recently published in German.
Read the summary in English here.