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Youth Delinquency in Trier (2012)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kaucher, Mareike (Universität Trier)
  • Schultz, Sina (Universität Trier)
  • Jacob, Rüdiger (Universität Trier)
Publication Date
  • University of Trier (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Legal system, Legislation, Law
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Law, crime and legal systems
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    Youth deliquency in Trier. Topics: Number of siblings; household composition; pets; type of pets; stay after school; pocket money; pocket money cycle; amount of pocket money per month; part-time job; earnings per month with part-time job; household equipment with various items, items used by respondents or objects in the respondent´s possession (books, computer with Internet access, bicycle, television, Internet-enabled mobile phone/smartphone, moped/roller, desk, game console, stereo/sound system); frequency of use of various social networks; frequency of appointments with friends during the week; common leisure activities; type of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages consumed at meetings with friends; age at first consumption of alcohol; number of fixed appointments during the week; musical instrument or singing with a teacher or in a group; type of sport; positive or negative assessment of alcohol consumption; smoker in the household; smoker status; frequency of tobacco consumption; shisha smoked; type of delinquent behaviour in general and in the last 12 months; delinquent behaviour of pupils at school; weapons or sprays carried by friends (spray can/paint marker, pepper spray, knife, brass knuckle, baton, etc.); personal attitude and presumed attitude of friends, parents, residents, resp. teachers of various crimes (graffiti in the neighbourhood, trash cans knocked down by a group of young people, beating a pupil at school); type and frequency of penalties imposed by parents (house arrest, ban on computers or video games, ban on television, ban on mobile phones, deprivation of pocket money, slapping or similar, other penalty); assessment of the above penalties as bad vs. not so bad; known drugs; drug use. Demography: sex; age (year of birth); boyfriend/girlfriend; denomination; importance of religion for respondent and parents; parents divorced or separated; language spoken at home; own room; number of people sharing a room. Additionally coded: respondent ID; school.
Geographic Coverage
  • Trier (DE-RP-TRI)
Sampled Universe
Pupils between the ages of 12 and 18 from the 7th grade at general schools of the following types: grammar schools (7th to 13th grade), secondary modern schools (7th to 10th grade), lower secondary schools (Hauptschule or Hauptschulzweig) (7th to 9th grade)
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 167
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5539 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 15 | Registration Date: 2019-08-13

Kaucher, Mareike; Schultz, Sina; Jacob, Rüdiger (2019): Jugenddelinquenz in Trier (2012). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.