Antisocial behaviour involves about ten per cent 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 ten times higher than other children. Antisocial offspring are often children of antisocial parents and grandparents. This study aims to assess antisocial behaviour transmitted across three 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.

Project members

Emeritus Professor Jake Najman

Emeritus Professor
School of Public Health

Professor Gail Williams

School of Public Health
Director (Research Training)
Research Strategy and Support (Medicine)