Criminal TrajectoriesA Developmental Perspective

Criminal TrajectoriesA Developmental Perspective

David M. Day and Margit Wiesner

Print publication date: 2020

ISBN: 9781479880058

Publisher: NYU Press

Abstract

This book is a nontechnical, accessible, scholarly volume about criminal trajectories within a developmental context. The book provides a comprehensive overview of criminal trajectories as a concept and methodology. It addresses the complexities, controversies, findings, and applications from the rich criminal trajectory literature. It synthesizes material from the current literature in a range of fields, including developmental psychology, developmental and life-course criminology, quantitative methods, and crime prevention, to illustrate the theoretical, empirical, and practical utility of considering the heterogeneity underlying offender populations (i.e., of criminal trajectories) in the conceptualization, response to, and prevention of crime. Each chapter ends with suggested supplemental readings.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

Introduction

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1 Theoretical Backdrop

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3 Debates and Controversies

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4 Developmental and Life-Course Models of Crime

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8 Implications for Policy and Practice

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Conclusion

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