Crime in the Modern City. A Longitudinal Study of Juvenile Delinquency in Münster - wave 2 (2001)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Boers, Klaus (Institut für Kriminalwissenschaften, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster)
  • Reinecke, Jost (Fachbereich IV, Abteilung Soziologie, Universität Trier)
Publication Date
  • Institut für Kriminalwissenschaften, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Legal system, Legislation, Law
    • Person, Personality, Role
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Crime
  • Abstract

    Victimisation, self-reported delinquency, educational styles, conflict behaviour, attitudes towards crime, lifestyles, leisure and consumption styles. Topics: Life satisfaction; group of friends: clique affiliation; frequency of contact with this clique; composition of the clique according to gender and nationality; characterisation of the clique (joint visits to pubs, discos, concerts, hostile groups, feeling of acceptance only within the group, use of violence to assert interests, joint theatre, music or newspaper, fighting with other groups, learning for school, respect for other people, hanging around, drinking alcohol, doing something forbidden for fun); attitude towards foreigners (scale); preferred groups such as rapper or no preferred group; membership of a youth group; preferred music style or no preferred music style; recreational styles: duration per day for watching TV or video; no TV or video; favourite shows (movie genre); favorite movie or video; reading time per day (books and magazines); favourite magazine; do not read books or magazines; playing time computer and console; favourite games; do not play computer or console; weekly hours for jobbing; no job; recreational activities. Consumption style: preferred garments or brands; clothing unimportant; preferred store for clothing. Lifestyles (urge for new experiences, no dirty work for others, fun and consumption, doing whatever one feels like doing, somehow one always gets along, achieving one´s goal in life through fulfilling one´s duties, political and social self-realization at work, not getting into debt at school, exciting life instead of security, leaving society, dissatisfaction because of limited financial possibilities, not working with enough money, working just to earn money, enjoying and living as pleasantly as possible, throwing everything away and leaving, having fun with computers and modern equipment, fear of technical progress, old values important, woman finds fulfilment in the family, use of new technologies, political commitment against oppression and exploitation, besides to afford everything that is financially possible, technical progress makes life beautiful). Sense of security in different places and at different times (e.g. school route, bus stops, during the day or after dark on the bus, etc.); personal precautions to protect against crime (having adults bring you to school, weapons, not taking the bus or train at certain times, tear gas or gas gun, avoiding certain streets, squares or parks, avoiding certain people, leaving money or valuable things at home, skipping school because of threats). Victim experience (incidence of victims): victimisation personally experienced in the last 12 months; frequency of victimisation since January 2000; information on the form of crime (robbery, assault with or without a weapon, sexual harassment). Self-reported delinquency (offender incidence): Delinquent behaviour: graffitis; age at first graffiti; graffitis in the last 12 months; frequency of graffitis since January 2000; graffitis alone or in a group; information on the scene of the crime in Münster; number of acts of which a teacher or the police are aware; teacher or police do not know of any of the offences; corresponding queries for other forms of crime (scratching, damage to property, cracking of vending machines or coin telephones, shoplifting, bicycle theft, theft of a motor vehicle, breaking into a motor vehicle, handbag theft, robbery, burglary, other theft, stolen goods, bodily injury with or without theft, etc.). without weapon, drug consumption and drug trade); additional information about the person concerned (sex; nationality, age, classmate) for handbag theft, robbery, burglary (here also building type) and other thefts, bodily injury with and without weapon; shoplifting: additional information on stolen items and their consequences (not caught, warned, parents notified, house ban, penalty/ handling fee, complaint); drug use: additional information on type of drugs used, reason for drug use and dealer (sex, nationality, age, classmates); drug trafficking (deals): additional information on type of drugs sold and reason for drug trafficking. Alcohol consumption: age of the respondent when he or she first became drunk; frequency of excessive alcohol consumption; reason for excessive alcohol consumption; alcohol consumption predominantly alone or in a group. Shoplifting: opinion about shoplifting; personal reasons for shoplifting (e.g. kick, sense of achievement, test of courage, etc.).); expected opinion of parents, friends, teachers and classmates on shoplifting; importance of the opinion of the above-mentioned persons on shoplifting; assessment of the likelihood of not being caught shoplifting (general and personal); reasons against shoplifting (e.g. house detective, video cameras, guilty conscience, etc.); likelihood of shoplifting in the next 12 months. Hypothetical propensity to violence: attitude towards violence (scale). Conflict behavior: conflict behaviour in disputes with other young people (involving adults, freaking out, admitting possible error, etc.); conflict behaviour in disputes between classmates (keeping out, talking to others, asking to stop, going alone or with others in between, informing teachers). Social network: frequency of contact with father/ stepfather, mother/ stepmother, boyfriend/ girlfriend, siblings, grandpa/ grandma, friends, clique, schoolmates, association, political/church group. Upbringing: caregivers in the afternoon after school; parenting styles up to the age of 12 (praise, reassurance, explanation of mistakes, support in anger with others, consolation, dispute over upbringing, TV ban, house arrest or pocket money reduction as punishment, hard grappling or pushing, slapping, beating or smashing, beaten or kicked with fist, choking, bodily injury with gun). Residential environment: district; assessment of district in terms of youth meeting places, opportunities to do something, leisure opportunities, leisure homes and discos firmly in the hands of certain groups or gangs, too few social workers); norm acceptance: reasons against crime (e.g. risk of capture, simply not doing anything, etc.). School: average grade in last report; frequency of school absences in last year; attitude towards school and characterisation of school, class and teachers; evaluation of various prevention proposals for life in school (student sponsorships, class discussions on class problems, self-assertion training, seminar on behaviour in situations of threat, out-of-school drug seminar, seminars on social competence and sexuality, design options for classrooms or schoolyards (school living space), remedial courses, class discussions on crime, drugs and alcohol with a teacher or with a police officer, training as a dispute mediator, talks about the relationship between Germans and non-Germans, student exchange, several-day class trips, afternoon care, homework assistance, additional sports activities, German courses for foreigners, other groups, e.g. music, theatre, natural sciences, the right of pupils to have a say, smaller schools and classes, no cancellation of lessons, more imparting of specialist knowledge); participation in these activities; assessment of police work (school grade); demand for selected police measures for the safety of citizens (e.g. motorised patrols, etc.). Demography: age; sex; nationality at birth; type of dwelling; no room of one´s own; number of siblings in shared room; number of other persons in shared room; own room; number of (step)siblings; professional status of father and mother; amount of money available per month; pocket money per month; main expenses per month; money sufficient. Additionally coded was: questionnaire number; how long at this school; year; type of school; class; case exclusion for the 2nd wave; weighting factors.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2001-01-16 / 2001-05-03
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
Sampled Universe
The universe of the second Münster Student Survey includes those students who attended a school in the eighth grade who took part in the survey during the first survey wave in 2000 with the 7th grade classes (panel component) and all 8th grade students at Münster schools who took part in the previous surveys (trend component).
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
  • Longitudinal: Panel
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 600
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA7477 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Boers, Klaus; Reinecke, Jost: Delinquenz im Jugendalter. Erkenntnisse einer Münsteraner Längsschnittstudie. Münster: Waxmann 2007

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