Criminals in the Making Criminality Across the Life Course

ISBN-10: 1412955203

ISBN-13: 9781412955201

Edition: 2008

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In this text, the authors examine central issues in the development of criminal propensity through studies of life-course perspective and from criminal research involving biological and genetic factors. The authors trace the origins of criminalitythat is, the propensity to violate social norms and rulesfrom conception through birth, through childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. The authors equally discuss biological and genetic research associated with criminality, as well as discuss research into specific environmental agents that cause, facilitate, or maintain criminal propensity. Intended Audience This text is geared for upper level undergraduate and graduate students in criminal justice and criminology, sociology, and psychology programs.
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List price: $70.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/16/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Leah E. Daigle is associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. She received her PhD in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2005. Her most recent research has centered on repeat sexual victimization of college women and responses women use during and after being sexually victimized. Her other research interests include the development and continuation of offending and victimization across the life course. She is author of Victimology: A Text/Reader , coauthor of Criminals in the Making: Criminality Across the Life Course and Unsafe in the Ivory Tower: The Sexual Victimization of College Women, which was awarded the 2011 Outstanding Book Award by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. She has also published numerous peer-reviewed articles that have appeared in outlets such as Justice Quarterly, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Journal of Inter � personal Violence, and Victims and Offenders.

Stephen G. Tibbetts, currently a Professor at California State University, San Bernardino,nbsp; has been pursuing an understanding of criminal offending for over the past two decades. He has attempted to discover the extent to which individuals' inherent dispositions and attitudinal traits contribute to their offending decisions, especially in relation to other factors, such as demographic, developmental, and situational factors. Dr. Tibbetts' research has included work on the differences between men and women in their decisions to commit deviant behavior, as well as their perceptions of risk and consequences of getting caught. His additional research interests include the effects of perinatal disorders as an influence in future criminality, the etiology of white-collar crime, and gang intervention. nbsp; Dr. Tibbetts has published nine books and more than 50 scholarly papers examining various issues in criminology. He received the 2011 Outstanding Professor Award at CSU, San Bernardino. He previously worked extensively as an Officer of the Court in providing recommendations for dispositions of numerous juvenile court cases from 1997 to 2008.

Introduction
Life Course Criminology
Life Course Criminology
Origins of Life Course Criminology
The Criminal Career Approach
What Is Life Course Criminology?
Concepts and Issues in Life Course Criminology
Life Course Theories of Criminal Behavior
Theories of Stability and Change
Developmental Trajectories and Typologies of Offenders
Life Course Criminality
The Stability of Criminal and Analogous Behavior
What Do We Mean by the Stability of Criminal Behavior?
How Is the Stability of Criminal Behavior Measured?
Issues Related to the Measurement of Stability
Empirical Findings on Stability
Review of the Stability of Problem Behavior
Conclusion
Continuity in Antisocial Potential
Continuity
Heterotypic, Homotypic, and Cumulative Continuity
State Dependence and Population Heterogeneity
Sources of Continuity
Genetic Continuity
Person-Environment Interactions
Conclusion
Genetics and Crime
Early Biological Explanations
Biological Rejection
The New Study of Biology and Behavior
The Behavioral Genetic Study of Criminality
Conclusion
Introduction to Brain Structure and Basic Functions: Part I: The Hindbrain, Midbrain, and Limbic Structures in the Development of Criminality
Brain Development and Structure
Conclusion
Introduction to Brain Structure and Basic Functions: Part II: Forebrain Formation, Trauma, and Criminal Behavior
Forebrain: Cortical Region
Conclusion
Concepts and Issues in Neuropsychological Functioning
Basic Structure and Functioning of Our Nervous System
Nervous System Functioning and Criminality
Hormones and Their Effect on Physiology and Behavior
Integrating Concepts of Physiology and Environment
Conclusion
Gender Differences in Brain Processes and Laterality
Gender Differences in Hemispheric Lateralization
The Influence of Androgens (Male Hormones)
A Developmental Theory for Gender Differences in Criminality
Conclusion
Individuals and Their Social World
There Is Variation Left Unexplained by Genetic Influences
Brain Plasticity Is Environmentally Influenced
The Correlation and Interaction Between Genes and the Environment
Developmental Risk Factors
Effects of Alchohol and Drugs on Fetal Development
Prenatal Exposure to Nicotine
Biosocial Issues in Development
Activity of Nervous System: Sensation Seeking
Deficits in Neuropsychological Functioning
Inidividuals in Their Environment
Prepubescence: Infancy and Childhood
What Do We Mean by Problem Behavior in Infancy and Childhood?
The Prevalence and Frequency of Problem Behavior in Infancy and Childhood
Continuity in Problem Behaviors Over Time
Postpubescence: Adolescence and Adulthood
What Is Adolescence, and Why Did We Include Adulthood?
Sexual Maturation and Human Development
The Effects of Sexual Maturation
Adolescent Development
Adult Criminals
Policy Recommendations
Contextual Factors
Prior to Birth
At Birth
After Birth
Child Development
Adolescence
Adulthood
Caveats
Closing Thoughts
Index
About the Authors
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