ERIC Number: EJ1021383
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Authors' Rejoinder to Respondents (Shulman, Steinberg, & Piquero, 2013)
Males, Mike A.; Brown, Elizabeth A.
Journal of Adolescent Research, v29 n1 p35-44 Jan 2014
Respondents, in "A Mistaken Account of the Age-Crime Curve: Response to Males and Brown," dispute our finding that virtually all of the discrepancy in violent crime rates between adolescents/emerging adults versus older adults is explained not by young age per se but by higher poverty levels among the young. Our rejoinder argues that Respondents misunderstand our method, raise "ecological fallacy" objections that do not apply to our population-level study, and counter with a reanalysis that includes only limited ages and inadequate method to assess socioeconomic factors in crime and risk taking by age. Our examination of Respondents' reanalysis and citations finds further support for our finding that the "age-crime" curve is an artifact of demographic and disadvantage disparities, not "adolescent risk taking."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Survey of Youth