Ecological Context Effects on Juvenile Offending: Conditional Impacts of Neighborhoods and Schools

Dietrich Oberwittler, Max-Planck-Institute

This paper discusses conceptual issues of research into ecological context effects on juvenile offending and, by presenting results of a recent empirical study in Germany, intends to advance the thinking about competing and overlapping contexts (neighborhoods and schools) and their interaction with the juveniles' behavior.

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