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Abstract

The study aimed to provide an estimate of the extent, frequency and nature of self-reported offending among 14-25 year olds in England and Wales, to establish the reasons why some young people start to offend, and what influences those young offenders who desist from offending to sustain a non-criminal lifestyle.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Family life, their school experiences and aspects of their current lifestyle, crime, drugs.
Variables
http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/[…]/3814%5Cmrdoc%5Cpdf%5Ca3814ubb.pdf (from page 68)
Keywords
England and Wales, academic achievement, adolescents, adults, advice, age, aggressiveness, alcohol consumption, alcoholic drinks, alcoholism, amphetamines, arson, assault, attitudes, bank accounts, bicycles, boredom, broken families, building maintenance, burglary, cannabis, cars, child care, child-minding, children, cocaine, communities, courts, credit card use, crime, criminal damage, debts, depressed areas, disorderly conduct, domestic responsibilities, domestic violence
Identifier Variables
Standard regions
Economic/Subject Categories
Crime
Area of Health System
Other
Data Available
Demographic
Data collecting organization (s)
MORI
Data Type
Survey (cross-sectional)
National/Regional
National
Coverage (date of field work)
1992, 1993
Unit of Analysis
Individual
Sample

2529 young people aged 14 to 25 (plus a booster sample of 809 young people from ethnic minorities)

Availability
ESDS Access and Preservation, UK Data Archive
Conditions of Access
Free registration access
Link
http://www.data-archive.ac.[…]n.asp?sn=3814&key=3814+
Contact
help@esds.ac.uk
Publications
http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/publicationListForSN.asp?sn=3814