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Acceleration, Deceleration, Escalation, and De-escalation  

Wesley G. Jennings and Bryanna Hahn Fox

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Jan 2019
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Dec 2018
This chapter examines two patterns of change seen in individual offending behaviors at certain times and ages: acceleration or deceleration and escalation or de-escalation. In order to ... More

Adolescent Development, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice  

Jennifer L. Woolard

Some form of delinquency is a normative part of adolescence for a majority of teens, yet the consequences of risky behavior and juvenile justice involvement can be severe. This article ... More

Age and Crime  

Chester L. Britt

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Jan 2019
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Dec 2018
This chapter provides an alternative framework for thinking about the research on age and crime. It argues that, contrary to a popular view in the research literature that emphasizes ... More

Age of Onset of Offending Behavior  

Elaine Eggleston Doherty and Sarah Bacon

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Jan 2019
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Dec 2018
This chapter first provides an overview of the empirical observations that have shaped the age-of-onset research. It approaches these empirical observations as the central “facts” ... More

The Age-Graded Theory of Informal Social Control  

John H. Laub, Zachary R. Rowan, and Robert J. Sampson

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Jan 2019
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Dec 2018
This chapter turns to the age-graded theory of informal social control. This theory posits that crime is more likely to occur when an individual's bond to conventional society is weakened. ... More

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

Biosocial Influences on Offending Across the Life Course  

Olivia Choy, Jill Portnoy, Adrian Raine, Rheanna J. Remmel, Robert Schug, Catherine Tuvblad, and Yaling Yang

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Jan 2019
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Dec 2018
This chapter presents major biological and biosocial findings in relation to the development of offending. It reviews empirical findings on the association between two psychophysiological ... 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

Co-offending  

Sarah B. van Mastrigt and Peter Carrington

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Jan 2019
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Dec 2018
This chapter reviews existing theory and empirical evidence on changes in co-offending patterns over the life course, links these patterns to other key criminal career parameters, and ... More

Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment to Prevent Offending and to Rehabilitate Offenders  

Georgia Zara

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Jan 2019
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Dec 2018
This chapter discusses evidence-based treatments that include cognitive-behavioral interventions to target offending. It briefly describes the theoretical principles of ... More

Competence and Criminal Responsibility in Adolescent Defendants: The Roles of Mental Illness and Adolescent Development  

Jodi Viljoen, Erika Penner, and Ronald Roesch

The law has required that adult defendants cannot be tried unless they have an ability to understand and participate adequately in legal proceedings against them. Another legal protection ... More

Conclusions and Implications for Developmental and Life-Course Criminology  

David P. Farrington, Lila Kazemian, and Alex R. Piquero

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Jan 2019
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Dec 2018
This concluding chapter summarizes current knowledge about developmental and life-course criminology based on the previous chapters, reviews some areas in need of further research, and ... More

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Developmental Prevention  

Jobina Li and Cameron McIntosh

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Jan 2019
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Dec 2018
This chapter provides a cost-benefit analysis of developmental crime prevention. From a life-course perspective, developmental prevention offers an intriguing solution to address growing ... More

Delinquency and Comorbid Conditions  

Tamara M. Haegerich and Patrick H. Tolan

Youth who engage in delinquent acts are often more troubled than even their most antisocial behavior suggests. Much criminal behavior can be attributed to a child psychiatric disorder. ... More

Desistance and Cognitive Transformations  

Sarah Anderson and Fergus McNeill

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Jan 2019
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Dec 2018
This chapter reviews the state of current knowledge on cognitive transformations in the desistance process. It considers transformations in the content of cognitions: changing pro-criminal ... More

Developmental and Life-Course Criminology  

Lila Kazemian, David P. Farrington, and Alex R. Piquero

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Jan 2019
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Dec 2018
This chapter provides a brief overview of developmental and life-course criminology. These approaches are concerned with the study of the development of offending over the course of one's ... More

Developmental and Life-Course Findings on Women and Girls  

Lisa M. Broidy and Carleen M. Thompson

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Jan 2019
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Dec 2018
This chapter builds on theoretical insights from the gendered pathways literature to interpret the evidence regarding the influence of gender on life-course offending patterns. It ... 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

Developmental Approaches in the Prevention of Female Offending  

Deborah Gorman-Smith and Alana M. Vivolo

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article discusses female delinquency and offending. It reviews some related literature in order to update the prevention efforts. The first section presents data on the rates and ... More

Developmental Influences of Substance Use on Criminal Offending  

Helene Raskin White

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Jan 2019
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Dec 2018
This chapter investigates how substance use might increase the risk of offending with an emphasis on developmental trajectories of substance use and their influence on offending. It ... More

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