Studying Criminal Career Lenght Through Early Adulthood Among Serious Offenders

Much of the research on criminal careers has concentrated on the dimensions of prevalence, frequency, specialization, and desistance. One dimension that has not been the focus of research is career length. Knowledge on the distribution ofαand correlates associated withαcareer length is important for...

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Published in:Crime & delinquency
Main Author: Piquero, Alex R. (Author)
Other Authors: Brame, Robert W.; Lynam, Donald R.
Format: Electronic Article
Language:Undetermined language
Published: 2004
In:Crime & delinquency
Year: 2004, Volume: 50, Issue: 3, Pages: 412-435
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Summary:Much of the research on criminal careers has concentrated on the dimensions of prevalence, frequency, specialization, and desistance. One dimension that has not been the focus of research is career length. Knowledge on the distribution ofαand correlates associated withαcareer length is important for matters related to theory and policy. Using data from a sample of parolees from the California Youth Authority, the authors studied the career-length issue and provide important descriptive and etiological information. The authors also present some comparisons across race to determine if race differences emerge in career length and its correlates. Theoretical and empirical directions for future research are also addressed. ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR
Physical Description:Online-Ressource
ISSN:1552-387X
DOI:10.1177/0011128703260333