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Frank’s main research activities center around youth crime and criminological theory, with a focus on the role of peers and groups in delinquent behaviour. He coordinated two large scale longitudinal studies among secondary school students. Current research interests include the role of social media and peers in juvenile delinquency, the recent drop in registered youth crime, extremism and online juvenile crime.
1. Weerman, F. M. (2011). Delinquent peers in context: A longitudinal network analysis of selection and influence effects. Criminology, 49/1: 253-286. Read it here.
2. Weerman, F. M., W. Bernasco, G. J. N. Bruinsma, & L. J..R. Pauwels (2015). When is spending time with peers related to delinquency: The importance of where, what and with whom. Crime & Delinquency, 61/10: 1386–1413. Read it here.
3. Weerman, F. , P. J. Lovegrove, & T. Thornberry (2015). Gang membership transitions and its consequences: Exploring changes related to joining and leaving gangs in two countries. European Journal of Criminology, 12: 70-91. Read it here.
4. Weerman, F. M. (2003). Co-offending as social exchange: explaining patterns in co-offending. British Journal of Criminology, 43: 398-416. Read it here.
5. Weerman, F. M., W. Bernasco, G. J. N. Bruinsma & L. J. R. Pauwels (2016). Gender differences in delinquency and Situational Action Theory: A partial test. Justice Quarterly, 33/7): 1182-1209. Read it here.