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NCJ Number: 149441 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Careers: Criminal Violence and Substance Abuse
Author(s): E Wenk
Corporate Author: Arizona State University
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85281
National Institute of Justice/
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Grant Number: 90-IJ-CX-0061
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Document: PDF
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report summarizes the research conducted under a project that began data collection among juvenile offenders in California in 1964 and 1965, gathered 20-year followup data during 1984 and 1985, and focused on examining the criminal career patterns of violent offenders.
Abstract: The research had four major objectives: (1) to assess the validity and usefulness of the data, (2) to examine criminal career patterns, (3) to apply event history analysis to the data, and (4) to begin collaborative research with leading researchers from various disciplines. Data coding and data entry for the long-term followup took place during 1987 and 1988. The study includes 4,146 individuals; arrest records are available for 3,652 individuals. These individuals were arrested 54,176 times. Violence was involved in 10,374 arrests. A total of 25,559 arrests were for offenses that endangered others such as drunk driving or burglary. The participants were grouped into four basic lifestyle categories based on the California Psychological Inventory developed by Harrison Gough. Joint research has also been conducted with Robert Barnhill to apply advanced data visualization techniques to the data. Several additional collaborative efforts are planned.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): California; Criminal career patterns; Data collections; Drug Related Crime; Juvenile to adult criminal careers; Violent crimes
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