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|Causes and Consequences of Individual Misconduct in the Past: Juvenile Delinquents and Their Demographic Path Compared to that of 'Ordinary' Youths in the Nineteenth-Century Sundsvall Region, Sweded|
|The rising criminality became lively discussed at the turn of the nineteenth century. A moral panic characterized the debate and the Swedish government conducted an investigation in 1896. It concluded that the rise in criminality would damage the societal order and moral status of the population. The presentation focuses on the period when this worry was established and also included the Sundsvall region in northern Sweden. Because of the rapid development of the sawmill industry it became one of Europes fastest expanding areas in the second part of the century.
Prisoner registers are addressed to illuminate delinquents aged 15-25 and arrested in 1840-1880. Demographic determinants are emphasized by analyzing about 400 individuals when they committed crime and relate it to their experience prior to crime and after. Swedish parish records, computerized by the Demographic Database (DDB), Umeċ University, are linked to the prison registers as these distinguish whether a past vulnerability preceded misconduct. They also allow for longitudinal life-course approaches that indicate whether juvenile delinquents suffered markedly from having confronted law and order by examining their relocation, marriage, career and untimely deaths.
The study shows that young lawbreakers were not only recruited from the bottom of the social strata. They were to a surprisingly degree rooted in the region and thereby had access to substantial, but insufficient, social networks. After incarceration a majority returned to the region where they generally took up employment and many of them even found a spouse. This suggests that the delinquents were confronted with tolerant attitudes.
However, to discuss more in detail the causes and consequences of criminal behavior, the demographic experiences of juvenile delinquents and their paths must be compared with the life-courses of young individuals who did not violent the law. A control cohort is therefore constructed. First, it helps discern whether the backgrounds of juvenile delinquents markedly differed from those of other youths. Second, such a comparative survey suggests whether they adjusted to life and society after misconduct or were faced with social exclusion. Quantitative measurements and statistical life-course analyses are employed to examine these issues and thereby approach the causes and consequences of individual misconduct.