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Classification of patterns of offending in developmental and life-course criminology, with special reference to persistence

Classification of patterns of offending in developmental and life-course criminology, with special reference to persistence

McGee, Tara Renae, Whitten, Tyson, Williams, Corrie, Jolliffe, Darrick ORCID: 0000-0003-4590-6343 and Farrington, David P. (2020) Classification of patterns of offending in developmental and life-course criminology, with special reference to persistence. Aggression and Violent Behavior:101460. ISSN 1359-1789 (In Press) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2020.101460)

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Abstract

Developmental and life-course criminology can be differentiated from other types of criminology by its focus on, and appreciation of, change over time in antisocial behaviour and offending, using longitudinal research. This approach emerged from a long history of longitudinal studies which culminated in the articulation of the ‘criminal careers’ perspective in the mid 1980s. Since then there have been numerous analyses and developmental and life-course theories which have attempted to explain and classify patterns of offending and antisocial behaviour over time. In this paper we consider various methods used to classify these behaviours, using the examination of persistent antisocial behaviour and offending as a case study. While sophisticated analytic techniques exist, we argue that in the case of identifying persistent offending, a focus on the duration of offending is the key consideration.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Developmental and life-course criminology; Classification; Persistence; Group-based; Trajectory models; Latent growth curve
Subjects: K Law > KD England and Wales
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Crime, Law and (In) Security
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Law & Criminology (LAC)
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2020 18:57
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/28768

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