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The Routledge International Handbook of Life-Course Criminology

Edited by: Arjan Blokland , Victor van der Geest

Print publication date:  March  2017
Online publication date:  March  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138813663
eBook ISBN: 9781315747996
Adobe ISBN: 9781317603016

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Since its introduction in the latter half of the 1980s, the meticulous study of distinct criminal career dimensions, like onset, frequency, and crime mix, has yielded a wealth of information on the way crime develops over the life-span. Policymakers in turn have used this information in their efforts to tailor criminal justice interventions to be both effective and efficient. Life-course criminology studies the ways in which the criminal career is embedded in the totality of the individual life-course and seeks to clarify the causal mechanisms governing this process.

The Routledge International Handbook of Life-Course Criminology provides an authoritative collection of international theoretical and empirical research into the way that criminal behavior develops over the life-span, which causal mechanisms are involved in shaping this development, and to what degree criminal justice interventions are successful in redirecting offenders’ criminal trajectories. Drawing upon qualitative and quantitative research this handbook covers theory, describes and compares criminal career patterns across different countries, tests current explanations of criminal development, and using cutting-edge methods, assesses the intended and unintended effects of formal interventions.

This book is the first of its kind to offer a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art developments in criminal career and life-course research, providing unique perspectives and exclusive local knowledge from over 50 international scholars. This book is an ideal companion for teachers and researchers engaged in the field of developmental and life-course criminology.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Taking stock of life-course criminology Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Integrated Cognitive Antisocial Potential (ICAP) theory Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Human agency Download PDF
Chapter  4:  A relational perspective on agency and the desistance process Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Situational Action Theory and PADS+ Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Religion, spirituality, and desistance from crime Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Changing crime mix patterns of offending over the life course Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Crime specialization as a dynamic process? Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Comparing criminal careers across three national cohorts Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Exploration and explanation of adolescent self-reported delinquency trajectories in the Crimoc study Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Social and individual antecedents of adolescent-onset conduct problem behaviour Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Trying to make it work Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Risk factors and adulthood adjustment outcomes for different pathways of crime Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Changes in offending around official labor market entry Download PDF
Chapter  15:  To see the fear in their eyes Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Intergenerational transmission of crime Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Offending and offence patterns in the early stages of desistance Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The transition to adulthood and the ambivalence of desistance Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Substance abuse, crime and the life course Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Expanding our understanding of women’s risk of re-incarceration Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The past and future labor market careers of Dutch prisoners Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The impact of imprisonment on IPV offenders’ risks of recidivism Download PDF
Chapter  23:  ‘Virtual’ versus ‘real’ prison: which is best? Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The long-term impacts of probation supervision Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Intergenerational continuity in incarceration Download PDF
Author_Index Download PDF
Subject_Index Download PDF
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