FSD2102 Juvenile Delinquency in Finland 2004shortcuts: data collection | citation | publications
Kivivuori, Janne (National Research Institute of Legal Policy)
The survey charts self-reported juvenile delinquency, experiences of crime victimisation, and attitudes to crime. Respondents' were asked whether they had played truant, run away from home, driven a car or motorcycle without a driving licence, drawn graffiti on walls, damaged property, shop-lifted, stolen from school or home, bought stolen goods, stolen a car, bullied someone, been in a fight, beaten up somebody, misused drugs or legal medication, or driven drunk.
If respondents admitted having committed above-mentioned offences, and if the offence was illegal, they were asked whether the police had found out about it. In addition, they were asked whether they had committed the offence during the past year, had they acted alone, were they drunk at the time and did somebody find out about it. Respondents were also presented with specifying questions, for example, what kind of things they had shop-lifted. The survey also studied whether teachers are bullied at school.
Respondents' attitudes to other people, to breaking the law, and to reasons for breaking the law were examined. Their self-perceptions and relationships to own parents, teachers and adults in the neighbourhood were queried on with attitudinal statements. Respondents were also asked whether they had been victims of violence or theft.
Background variables included respondent's gender, age, alcohol use, leisure time activities and company, dating, plans after lower secondary school, need to repeat a year in school, parents' occupation and economic activity, and household's financial circumstances. The data includes two different variables denoting municipality type.
adolescents; alcohol use; attitudes; bullying; crime; criminal damage; delinquency; disorderly conduct; drug abuse; drugs; juvenile delinquency; offences; schoolchildren; teacher-student relationship; teachers; theft; vandalism; violence
criminology; science of law; sociology; youth studies (FSD Topics Classification)
crime; youth (CESSDA Topics Classification)
Swedish-language sample of the data is under embargo until June 2006.
Access to the data granted for scientific and teaching purposes. FSD's access application procedure. Restricted access.
Contact teachers in sampled schools, instructed by National Research Institute of Legal Policy.
National Research Institute of Legal Policy
The Academy of Finland
19.4.2004 - 30.4.2004
9th grade pupils (aged 15-16) in Finnish- and Swedish-speaking municipal comprehensive schools. Only the sample of Helsinki included Finnish-speaking private schools. (excluding the Åland Islands)
Stratified random sampling
Firstly, each Finnish province (according to the old province division) was stratified into four subgroups/strata: largest city, other urban municipalities, densely populated municipalities and rural municipalities. One Finnish-speaking school was sampled from the biggest city of each province and from each other stratum. The selection of Swedish-speaking schools was conducted in the same way, except only three provinces were included: Uusimaa, Turku and Pori, and Vaasa.
Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Data: SPSS portable file. Data available also in other file formats.
Questionnaire: pdf file in Finnish
The source must be acknowledged in any publication based wholly or in part on the data. The bibliographic citation may be in the form required by the publication, or in the form suggested by the archive.
Kivivuori, Janne: Juvenile Delinquency in Finland 2004 [computer file]. FSD2102, version 1.0 (2005-10-04). Helsinki: National Research Institute of Legal Policy [producer], . Helsinki: National Research Institute of Legal Policy [producer], 2004. Tampere: Finnish Social Science Data Archive [distributor], 2005.
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Ellonen, Noora (2008). Kasvuyhteisö nuorten turvana. Sosiaalisen pääoman yhteys nuorten masentuneisuuteen ja rikekäyttäytymiseen. Tampere: Tampere University Press.
Kivivuori, Janne & Salmi, Venla (2005). Nuorten rikoskäyttäytyminen 1995-2004: teemana sosiaalinen pääoma. Helsinki: Oikeuspoliittinen tutkimuslaitos. Oikeuspoliittisen tutkimuslaitoksen julkaisuja; 214.
Leppäkumpu, Markus (2008). Nuorisorikollisuus ja aikapreferenssit. Joensuu: Joensuun yliopisto. Kansantaloustieteen pro gradu -tutkielma.
Salmi, Venla & Kivivuori, Janne (2006). The Association between Social Capital and Juvenile Crime. European Journal of Criminology, Vol. 3, No. 2, 123-148.