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Published: 29 January 2009

560 Pages | 20 line illustrations


ISBN: 9780195310313

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The Development of Persistent Criminality

Joanne Savage

  • Selling point: Bridges the gap between criminal career research and developmental psychology research
  • Selling point: Helps build knowledge base for understanding most serious offenders
  • Selling point: Includes new empirical studies related to parenting, strain, social support, and the effects of educational programs for incarcerated juveniles
  • Selling point: Includes new conceptualizations for understanding persistence in offending-including a broadened approach to understanding self-control, the application of Wikstrom's situational action theory to the problem of persistence, a discussion of offender resistance to social control, and a dynamic developmental systems model for understanding young adult criminality
  • Selling point: Includes excellent reviews on risk factors for persistent offending, prior theory, findings from the major longitudinal studies, trajectories of offending, biological factors, gene-environment associations, early onset, methodological approaches to understanding persistence, family factors, poverty, strain and stressful life events, foster care, and female offending
  • Selling point: Presents a new approach to testing the effects of deterrence
  • Selling point: Presents a chapter on foster care, a widely ignored topic
  • Selling point: Presents a chapter on female persistence, a rarely examined topic

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