oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Age and juvenile delinquency - a self-report study
|Article Title||Age and juvenile delinquency - a self-report study|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 University of Zululand|
|Publication Date||Jan 1996|
|Pages||78 - 84|
|Keyword(s)||Correlation coefficient, Criminal subcultures, Determinant of crime, Economic situation, Industrialisation of societies, Lifestyle, Non-serious delinquency, Parent-youth conflict, Peer group influence, Socio-psychological changes, Victimisation data and Youth economic participation|
Criminologists are not in agreement as to whether age is relevant to the study of crime. Hirschi and Gottfredson (1983:22-27), for instance, argue that everywhere age is correlated with crime regardless of race, sex, social class, or any other social variable. This means that people will commit less crime with increase in age, regardless of reasons for originally engaging in anti-social behaviour.
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