An exploration into the causes of adolescent female crime and antisocial behaviour in the United Kingdom

Blackburn, Clare (2016) An exploration into the causes of adolescent female crime and antisocial behaviour in the United Kingdom. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation looks to explore three main risk factors that contribute to adolescent female offending. It will begin with an introduction, considering the rationale behind the dissertation’s title, the aims of the dissertation and some current discourse and statistics regarding this topic. In the following three chapters, it will consider how adolescent female crime and antisocial behaviour is influenced by parents, peers and education respectively. Within the dissertation, theories of social learning, attachment, identity development and control will be considered where appropriate and the notion of capital in its different forms will be discussed across its three main chapters amongst other research gleaned from journals, books and other sources of information. The dissertation will conclude with a summary of its findings and consider potential future actions that could work to prevent crime and antisocial behaviour in adolescent females, based on the issues raised within this artefact. These suggestions predominantly call for greater funding in certain areas. This is argued to be required in order to improve the education and training for parents, adolescents and educational staff with regards to key adolescent issues and so that other forms of support can be put in place, such as a consistent informal education or youth work services in all areas of the United Kingdom.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Education and Childhood Studies
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2016 11:27
    Last Modified: 03 Aug 2016 11:27
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21350

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