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ERIC Number: EJ798131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0011-1287
Studying Criminal Career Length through Early Adulthood among Serious Offenders
Piquero, Alex R.; Brame, Robert; Lynam, Donald
Crime & Delinquency, v50 n3 p412-435 2004
Much of the research on criminal careers has concentrated on the dimensions of prevalence, frequency, specialization, and desistance. One dimension that has not been the focus of research is career length. Knowledge on the distribution of--and correlates associated with--career length is important for matters related to theory and policy. Using data from a sample of parolees from the California Youth Authority, the authors studied the career-length issue and provide important descriptive and etiological information. The authors also present some comparisons across race to determine if race differences emerge in career length and its correlates. Theoretical and empirical directions for future research are also addressed. (Contains 1 figure, 4 tables and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California