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Title: Later Delinquency Careers (From Child Delinquents: Development, Intervention, and Service Needs, P 67-93, 2001, Rolf Loeber and David P. Farrington, eds. -- NCJ-207774)
Author(s): Marvin D. Krohn; Terence P. Thornberry; Craig Rivera; Marc Le Blanc
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
National Science Foundation
Arlington, VA 22230
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
US Dept of Health,Education, and Welfare
Bethesda, MD 20014
Grant Number: 96-MU-FX-0014;5 R01 DA05512-07;SES-8912274;P30 HD32041;SBR-9512290
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter examines the later delinquent and adult criminal careers of early-onset (ages 7-12) offenders and compares them with the later criminal careers of late-onset offenders.
Abstract: The chapter opens with a review of the following four theoretical perspectives that provide explanations for the effects of child delinquency on subsequent life events: Moffitt's (1997) life course-persistent/adolescence-limited topological theory, Patterson's coercion theory (1991), Thornberry and Krohn's (in press) interactional theory, and Gottfredson and Hirschi's (1990) self-control theory. After reviewing these theories, the chapter examines the empirical literature that tested these explanations, with attention to longitudinal studies that compared early-onset offenders to late-onset offenders. In addition to the published literature, the chapter presents new analyses that examine some of these key relationships. This analysis is replicated across data sites in Rochester, NY; Montreal, Canada; and Pittsburgh, PA. The empirical findings show that child delinquents have higher subsequent crime rates, and they are more likely to become involved in serious and violent crimes. Such findings point toward the importance of intervening early to modify the problem behaviors of children. These interventions must rely on findings regarding the factors that contribute to early offending. A generation of rich longitudinal data sources should aid in identifying these factors. 11 tables, 4 notes, and appended listing of studies reviewed and the effect sizes of each
Main Term(s): Young juvenile offenders
Index Term(s): Criminal career patterns; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency theory; OJJDP grant-related documents
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