Linked Lives: Antisocial Behaviour Across Three Generations (2015–2018)

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 generations. This study will provide data to enable a more focussed delivery of services to antisocial families.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
  • Professor
    School of Public Health
    Faculty of Medicine
    Director (Research Training)
    Research Strategy and Support (Medicine)
    Faculty of Medicine
  • Research Social Scientist
    Institute for Social Science Research
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Funded by:
Australian Research Council