Citation Jamieson J, McIvor G & Murray C (1999) Understanding Offending Among Young People - Research Findings. Scottish Executive. Social Work Research Findings, 37. Scottish Executive Central Research Unit. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/1999/11/9bb525fa-7c38-44a7-8835-a0540b9db328
Abstract This study explores the choices young people make with respect to involvement in offending and, in particular, young people's decisions to resist, to desist from and to persist in offending behaviour. It consisted of a survey of 1274 3rd and 4th year secondary school pupils; interviews with 276 young people in three age groups (14-15 years, 18-19 years and 22-25 years); and interviews with a small sample of police officers, teachers and social workers.