Crime over the Life Span; Trajectories of Criminal Behavior in Dutch Offenders

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Crime over the Life Span; Trajectories of Criminal Behavior in Dutch Offenders

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Crime over the Life Span; Trajectories of Criminal Behavior in Dutch Offenders
Author: Blokland, Arjan
Publisher: Netherlands Institute for the study of Crime and Law Enforcement, Faculty of Law, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2005-09-22
Keywords: Life course criminology
Criminal careers
Abstract: How does crime develop over the life course? And how do age, life circumstances, and prior offending affect this development? This thesis seeks to answer these two questions that are central to present day developmental and life course criminology. The research presented is based on the Criminal Career and Life course Study (CCLS), a longitudinal study covering the criminal careers of over 5,000 offenders from early adolescence to late adulthood. Employing a range of statistical techniques especially designed for analyzing longitudinal data, this research gives insight in issues such as the reality of life course persistent offenders, the influence of marriage and parenthood on offending, and the role of prior offending in generating stability and change in offending over time.
Description: Promotores: G.J.N. Bruinsma, C.C.J.H. Bijleveld. Co-promotor: P. Nieuwbeerta.
Faculty: Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Citation: Blokland, A., 2005. Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
ISBN: 9090198792
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/3392
 

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