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dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Molly
dc.description.abstractRecent research has consistently found declines in youth offending, and it has been suggested that youth offending may have become more concentrated in lower socio-economic communities. However, there has been limited empirical examination of this proposition. This study aimed to examine changes in the relative concentration of youth offending in low and high socio-economic communities in an Australian jurisdiction, from 2008 to 2018, and to explore socio-economic drivers of different types of youth offending over this period. Changes in offending concentration were measured using ratios of youth offending rates in low and high socio-economic communities over time and Poisson panel regression was used to explore socio-economic drivers of youth offending rates. Findings indicated disparate patterns across youth offending types, with significant decreases in one-off and low to moderate offending, and significant increases in chronic offending over the same period. Overall, youth offending was not found to have become increasingly concentrated in lower socio-economic communities, primarily due to larger relative increases in chronic offending in higher socio-economic communities. Despite a slight decrease in concentration, lower socio-economic communities continue to experience markedly higher youth offending rates. Findings indicate a need to better understand drivers of recent increases in chronic youth offending.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Groupen_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalVictims & Offendersen_US
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsYouth offendingen_US
dc.subject.keywordschronic offendersen_US
dc.subject.keywordssocio-economic disadvantageen_US
dc.titleHow Universal Is the Youth Crime Drop? Disentangling Recent Trends in Youth Offending through a Socio-economic Lensen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationMcCarthy, M, How Universal Is the Youth Crime Drop? Disentangling Recent Trends in Youth Offending through a Socio-economic Lens, Victims & Offenders, 2020en_US
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered as an advanced online version in Griffith Research Online.en_US
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gro.griffith.authorMcCarthy, Molly M.

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