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Biology and Crime  

Melissa Peskin, Yu Gao, Andrea L. Glenn, Anna Rudo-Hutt, Yaling Yang, and Adrian Raine

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
Numerous studies carried out over the past two decades suggest that several biological risk factors significantly increase the likelihood for people to commit crime and violence across the ... More

Change in Offending across the Life Course  

Christopher J. Sullivan

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
Over the past twenty years, the developmental, life-course framework has emerged as an important means of understanding crime and delinquency. A number of studies tend to focus more on ... More

Developmental and Life-Course Theories of Offending  

Francis T. Cullen, Michael L. Benson, and Matthew D. Makarios

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
Most of the traditional theories of crime only focused on one stage in life, namely the teenage years, because criminologists believed that adolescence was the period when participation in ... More

Heritability of Antisocial Behavior  

Tina Kretschmer PhD and Matt DeLisi PhD

This chapter reviews important strands of research on the heritability of antisocial behavior and crime, including both quantitative genetic studies using twin or adoption designs as well ... More

Two Approaches to Developmental/Life-Course Theorizing  

David P. Farrington and Rolf Loeber

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
This article describes two approaches to developmental and life-course criminology (DLC): the “Integrated Cognitive Antisocial Potential” theory developed by David Farrington and the ... More

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