Criminal Careers and Career Criminals,: Volume I

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By focusing attention on individuals rather than on aggregates, this book takes a novel approach to studying criminal behavior. It develops a framework for collecting information about individual criminal careers and their parameters, reviews existing knowledge about criminal career dimensions, presents models of offending patterns, and describes how criminal career information can be used to develop and refine criminal justice policies. In addition, an agenda for future research on criminal careers is presented.

About Author

Alfred Blumstein, Jacqueline Cohen,Jeffrey A. Roth, and Christy A. Visher, Editors,Panel on Research on Criminal Careers, Committee on Research on Law Enforcement and the Adminstration of Justice, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council


1 Front Matter; 2 Summary; 3 1. Introduction: Studying Criminal Careers; 4 2. Participation in Criminal Careers; 5 3. Dimensions of Active Criminal Careers; 6 4. Methodological Issues in Criminal Career Research; 7 5. Crime Control Strategies Using Criminal Career Knowledge; 8 6. Use of Criminal Career Information in Criminal Justice Decision Making; 9 7. An Agenda for Future Research; 10 Appendix A: Participation in Criminal Careers; 11 Appendix B: Research on Criminal Careers: Individual Frequency Rates and Offense Seriousness; 12 Appendix C: Workshop on Research on Criminal Careers: Program and Participants; 13 Appendix D: Biographical Sketches, Panel Members, and Staff; 14 References; 15 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780309036849
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 458
  • ID: 9780309036849
  • ISBN10: 0309036844

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