What factors influence the development of antisocial behaviour in Australian adolescents? [ 2006 - 2008 ]

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Researchers A/Prof JW Toumbourou; Prof RF Catalano

Brief description Antisocial behaviour is prevalent in Australia and imposes large social and economic costs on our communities. Once entrenched, antisocial behaviour and related problems often continue throughout life. Currently, much of the research in this area has been conducted overseas. The findings of this study will provide important insights into the development of antisocial behaviour from childhood to adolescence in the Australian context. By better understanding how antisocial behaviour develops, prevention and early intervention programs can be developed to target specific subgroups. In this way spending on juvenile and adult criminal justice systems can be reduced and a safer, more harmonious community can be fostered.

Funding Amount $390,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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