The long view of crime : a synthesis of longitudinal research
- Akiva M. Liberman, editor.
- New York : Springer, c2008.
- Physical description
- xiii, 318 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
- Liberman, Akiva.
- Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
- CONTENTS FORWARD Daniel S. Nagin PREFACE Introduction and Executive Summary
- 1. Synthesizing Recent Longitudinal Findings Akiva M. Liberman Crime and the Life Course
- 2. Taking Stock of Developmental Trajectories on Criminal Activity Over the Life Course Alex R. Piquero
- 3. What Have We Learned About Early Childhood and the Development of Delinquency Daniel S. Shaw & Heather Gross
- 4. A Longitudinal Perspective on Adolescent Street Gangs Marvin D. Krohn & Terrence P. Thornberry
- 5. A Review of Research on the Impact on Crime of Transitions into Adult Roles Sonja E. Siennick & D. Wayne Osgood Intervening in the Life-Course of Crime
- 6. What Have We Learned from Longitudinal Studies of Work and Crime? Christopher Uggen & Sara Wakefield
- 7. The Effect of Arrest on Subsequent Behavior: Findings from Longitudinal and Other Studies David Huizinga & Kimberly Henry Future Directions
- 8. Advancing Knowledge about Causes in Longitudinal Studies: Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Methods Rolf Loeber & David P. Farrington APPENDIX: The Longitudinal Studies Reviewed Akiva M. Liberman INDEX.
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Criminology is concerned with many questions which are inherently longitudinal. For example, what is the life-course of criminal behavior? Is there one general offending pattern or multiple offending patterns over time? Which early risk factors, if any, are strongly predictive of criminal behavior? And, can early intervention prevent the development of a criminal career? Longitudinal research allows examination of within-person relationships over time, and allows the examination of developmental sequences and timing. This volume examines longitudinal research in relation to crime and delinquency. The main body of "Longitudinal Studies on Crime and Delinquency" is seven reviews, which were commissioned to answer two simultaneous questions: What have we learned from recent longitudinal research on crime and delinquency that we did not know before, and that capitalizes on the longitudinal nature of the data?Topics for review were chosen with an eye to three considerations: a critical mass of studies addresses the question; an emphasis on longitudinal methods; and, policy relevance of the question. Three additional chapters include an introduction and overview, an essay reflecting on the findings highlighted in the volume from the broad perspective of the evolutionary ecological theory of crime, and a Future Directions chapter. The volume also includes an appendix which relates each of the reviews to the body of longitudinal studies reviewed in the volume. This not only shows which studies have informed which topics, but also highlights analytic opportunities that have not yet been explored and where this information could be applied in future research.
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- Publication date
- 9780387710877 (hbk.)
- 0387710876 (hbk.)
- 9780387711652 (e-book)
- 0387711651 (e-book)
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