5th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology

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With Susan McVie: 'Neighbourhood Effects on Offending Trajectories' Abstract: The study of neighbourhood effects has been one of the most prominent emerging themes within criminology in recent years. Assisted by the development of sophisticated modelling techniques, we are now more than ever able to ascertain the extent to which factors such as residential stability, disadvantage and spatial dynamics impact on the behaviour of young people while simultaneously controlling for the effects of a range of individual level characteristics. Another emerging theme has been the development of statistical methodologies to analyse the trajectories of offending careers and construct typologies based on longitudinal data. To date, however, little work has been done to bring these two fields of study together. Using data from the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime, a prospective longitudinal study of over 4000 young people, this paper will seek to explore the pathways of criminal activity during the adolescent phase of offending and examine the extent to which both social and structural factors within neighbourhoods impact upon such behaviour.
Event typeConference
LocationKrakow, PolandShow on map


  • trajectories
  • multi-level modelling
  • neighbourhood effects
  • adolescent offending
  • criminal careers