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Why Am I? The Science of Us 2 - When Teens Run off the Rails (Episode Two)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2016

In this episode of Why Am I?, narrator Susie Ferguson asks why some young people move on from rocky patches to lead conventional lives, and why some continue down a criminal path. Lead researchers from the renowned Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Research Study  known as “the Dunedin study"  discuss the childhood traits that point to an increased risk of criminality, and place troubled teens into two groups: those who grow out of it and those who don't. Paul and Gary discuss their teenage crimes. While Paul changed his life's trajectory, Gary has a long list of convictions. 

The Dunedin Study has come to a highly controversial conclusion about domestic violence: it found that women hit men just as often as men hit women.
– Narrator Susie Ferguson

Key Cast & Crew

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Susie Ferguson


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Mark McNeill

Co-Director, Producer

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Lloyd Canham

Sound Mix

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Anna Buchanan

Production Coordinator

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Paul Casserly


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Irena Dol

Co-Director, Editor

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Produced by

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Razor Films


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Razor Films