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Life-Course Criminology Contemporary and Classic Readings

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ISBN-10: 0534574939

ISBN-13: 9780534574932

Edition: 2001

Authors: Alex R. Piquero, Paul Mazarolle

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This reader covers several of the seminal articles written about theories of crime as it relates to human developmental and biological issues. As an emerging market and a very hot topic in criminology theory, the life-course approach builds on recent trends in psychology and sociology, thus answering the growing desire for integrated theories. The authors of this reader have created a "greatest hits" of life-course from the biggest life-course luminaries. The authors have prepared extensive introductions to provide context for each article.
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Book details

List price: $99.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/28/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.69" wide x 9.45" long
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Alex R. Piquero is Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Florida. His research interests include Life Course Crime, Criminological Theory, Quantitative Methodology, and Policing.

Foreword
Introduction
Acknowledgments
The Life-Course Perspective
Time, Human Agency, and Social Change
Crime and Deviance in the Life Course
Age, Crime, and Criminal Careers
Introduction: Studying Criminal Careers
The True Value of Lambda Would Appear To Be Zero: An Essay on Career Criminals, Criminal Careers, Selective Incapacitation, Cohort Studies, and Related Topics
Life-Course Theories of Criminal Behavior
Adolescence-Limited and Life-Course-Persistent Antisocial Behavior: A Developmental Taxonomy
A Life-Course Theory of Cumulative Disadvantage and the Stability of Delinquency
Empirical Tests of Life-Course Theories
Life-Course Trajectories of Different Types of Offenders
Criminal Careers in the Short-Term: Intra-Individual Variability in Crime and Its Relation to Local Life Circumstances
Developmental Versus Static Theories: Current Debates
Control Theory and the Life-Course Perspective
Understanding Variability in Lives Through Time: Contributions of Life-Course Criminology
Understanding Persistence in Criminal Behavior
Stability of Aggression Over Time and Generations
Generality, Continuity, and Change in Offending
Examining Desistance from Criminal Behavior
Age, Differential Expectations, and Crime Desistance
Trajectories of Change in Criminal Offending: Good Marriages and the Desistance Process
Interventions to Reduce Crime over the Life Course
Parent and Child Training to Prevent Early Onset of Delinquency: The Montreal Longitudinal--Experimental Study
Long-term Effects of Nurse Home Visitation on Children's Criminal and Antisocial Behavior: 15-year Follow-up of a Randomized Controlled Trial
Index