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NCJ Number: NCJ 241516     Find in a Library
Title: Familial Concentration and Transmission of Crime
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:40  Issue:2  Dated:February 2013  Pages:139 to 155
Author(s): Kevin M. Beaver
Date Published: 02/2013
Page Count: 17
Document: HTML 
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This research examines the familial concentration and transmission of crime in a sample of sibling pairs.
Abstract: Research has revealed that crime tends to concentrate in families and that it also tends to be transmitted across generational lines. The current study expanded on this line of research by examining the familial concentration and transmission of crime in a sample of sibling pairs. Analysis of data drawn from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) revealed that 5 percent of all families accounted for more than 50 percent of all criminal arrests. Additional analyses revealed between-sibling similarity and intergenerational transmission in being arrested, being sentenced to probation, being incarcerated, and being arrested multiple times. Structural equation models (SEMs) were also estimated to examine the mechanisms that might account for the familial concentration and transmission of crime. These SEMs provided evidence indicating that the concentration and transmission of crime was due, in part, to genetic factors as well as mating patterns. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime Causes ; Family offenses ; Delinquent generations theory ; Family histories ; Parental influence ; Sibling influences on behavior
   
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