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Title: Specialization in Violence: Evidence of a Criminal Subgroup
Journal: Criminology  Volume:27  Issue:3  Dated:(August 1989)  Pages:437-453
Author(s): P Brennan; S Mednick; R John
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 87-IJ-CX-0063
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study tests the hypothesis that specialization exists for violent offending by examining the criminal arrest records of a Danish birth cohort of 28,884 men.
Abstract: For offenders with more than three arrests, specialization in violence is found to exist. For offenders with fewer than four arrests, specialization in property offending was found to exist. The paper discusses knowledge of past violent offending as a potentially valuable part of the predictive equation of future violence. 2 figures, 4 tables, 24 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Criminal histories; Recidivism prediction
Index Term(s): Denmark; Recidivists
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