Study: Heavy Metal Predicts Teenage Crime

artist: Misc date: 01/23/2013 category: entertainment
I like this
votes: 93
views: 959
Study: Heavy Metal Predicts Teenage Crime
A new study has found that people who listen to rock, hip hop or electronic music by age 12 are more likely to commit minor crimes in their mid-teens. Those who listened to jazz and classical at an early age were found to be more likely to behave as teenagers. However, rock isn't the only one to blame. A link was also found between teenage crime and mainstream genres like R&B and trance. A key thing to note is that genres like rock do not specifically cause delinquent behaviour. Rather, the study finds that early listening habits merely help predict later behaviour. The researchers at Utrecht University in the Netherlands were so convinced by the study that they believe music is a better indicator of teenage behaviour than their behaviour as a pre-teen. "We were stunned ourselves," Dr. Tom ter Bogt told the Toronto Star. "We checked it over and over again." Boys were more likely than girls to commit minor crimes as a teenager, and were found to have a stronger preference for loud music. Is is believed that teenagers who are at odds with their parents and teachers are inclined to engage in 'sensation seeking'. This may include listening to music or taking drugs. In turn, they seek the company of others with similar interests and strive for status in this group by competing on their consumption of music, alcohol or drugs. Unfortunately, the status earned in these teenage groups is unable to serve the individual in later life. Dr. Tom ter Bogt notes that the study focussed on a limited type of teenage behaviour, and did not consider serious adult criminal behaviour.
Submit your story new
Subscribe to get Uncle UG's best stories straight to your inbox. No bullshit ads, just news
More Misc news:
+ Cuteness Overload: Here's a Drum-Playing Doge to Melt Your Heart Entertainment 12/01/2015
+ Science Explains That Our Love of Quality Bass Lines Is Traced to Back When We Were Baby Fetuses General Music News 11/30/2015
+ Learn Something: 4 Simple Guitar Tricks to Help You Solo Over Any Track Entertainment 11/30/2015
+ This Is How to Not Completely Suck at Heavy Rock Drums General Music News 11/30/2015
+ Cloud Storage Back-Ups of Personal Music Collections Made Illegal in the UK Industry News 11/30/2015
+ Company Designs String-less Air Guitar That Functions Like a Real Instrument Entertainment 11/28/2015
+ view all
Only "https" links are allowed for pictures,
otherwise they won't appear