Linked Lives: Antisocial Behaviour Across Three Generations (2015–2017)
Antisocial behaviour involves about 10% of children and/or adolescents. It has a substantial impact on many
life outcomes including education, employment, family life and offending. The costs of providing services to
an antisocial child are 10 times higher than other children. Antisocial offspring are often children of antisocial
parents and grandparents.
The proposed study aims to assess antisocial behaviour transmitted across 3 generations, to document the
predictors of this intergenerational transmission and to describe how antisocial behaviour is changing over
This study will provide data to enable a more focussed delivery of services to antisocial families.