Hay's research examines the causes of crime and delinquency, particularly causes related to the family environment. His research reveals that the quality of the family environment has important effects on criminal involvement, but these effects are in key respects more complicated than what current theory suggests—they are both indirect (they operate through a variety of different intervening mechanisms) and highly conditional (they vary according to the characteristics of the child and the broader social environment in which he or she lives).
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