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European Society of Criminology 19th Annual Conference

When Sep 18, 2019 12:00 AM to
Sep 21, 2019 12:00 AM
Where Ghent, Belgium
Attendees Professor P-O Wikstrom
Dr Kyle Treiber
Dr Gabriela Roman
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Exploring and explaining the relationship between gender and crime: New findings from PADS+

Per-Olof Wikström, Kyle Treiber & Gabriela Roman

University of Cambridge

In this session we will characterize and then seek to explain the relationships between gender and crime across the period from adolescence into young adulthood, using data from the on-going longitudinal Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adult Development Study (PADS+) to test propositions from Situational Action Theory (SAT) relating to crime propensities, criminogenic exposure, and their interaction.


Exploring the relationship between gender and crime: Basic differences in crime involvement and its drivers

Per-Olof Wikström, University of Cambridge

This paper explores the basic relationships between gender and crime and its drivers, crime propensity and criminogenic exposure, moving beyond averages to consider differences within as well as between gender groups and implications for understanding the link between gender and crime.


Explaining gender differences in crime: How well can gender differences in crime involvement be explained by the person-environment interaction?

Kyle Treiber, University of Cambridge

This paper assesses how well gender differences in crime involvement can be explained by Situational Action Theory’s main proposition that crime involvement is the outcome of an interaction between people’s crime propensities and their criminogenic exposure. It makes use of PADS+’s unique social environmental data to highlight important differences in the nature of males’ and females’ exposure and response to criminogenic contexts.


Exploring gender differences in the drivers of crime: Developmental differences in males’ and females’ crime propensities and criminogenic exposure

Gabriela Roman, University of Cambridge

This paper will employ growth curves and longitudinal structural equation models to explore gender differences in developmental patterns of crime propensity and criminogenic exposure through adolescence and into young adulthood and their relationship to criminal careers.


Welcome to the Centre for Analytic Criminology.

The core aim of the Centre for Analytic Criminology is to advance, through theory development and empirical testing, a general, dynamic and mechanism-based explanation of crime and its causes to inform effective crime prevention policies and practices.  The staff members of the Centre represent a multi-disciplinary background. We have an  extensive network of international collaborators.  

The centre’s activities focus around:

  1. The development and refinement of Situational Action Theory (SAT)
  2. The testing of key propositions of SAT in the prospective longitudinal Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adult Development Study (PADS+)
  3. The building and maintenance of an international network of research collaborations
  4. The development of key policy and practise implications of the centre’s research
  5. The dissemination of the findings to policy-makers and practitioners 

Our main research projects are:

  • Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adults Development Study
  • Neurogenetics and differential susceptibility to criminogenic social environments: How do young people develop and express crime propensities?