skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 229834 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Trajectories in Organized Crime
Journal: British Journal of Criminology  Volume:50  Issue:1  Dated:January 2010  Pages:102-123
Author(s): M. Vere van Koppen; Christianne J. de Poot; Edward R. Kleemans; Paul Nieuwbeerta
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 22
Publisher: http://www.oup.com 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This paper investigates criminal trajectories of individuals who are involved in organized crime.
Abstract: A semiparametric group-model is used to cluster 854 individuals into groups with similar developmental trajectories. The most important findings of the study relate to the substantial group of adult-onset offenders (40 percent) and a group without any previous criminal records (19 percent), next to a group of early starters (11 percent) and a group of persisters (30 percent). Up to date, no trajectory study has discovered such a vast share of adult-onset offenders. Furthermore, the findings turn out to be quite robust, if trajectory analyses are applied to different kinds of criminal activities and to different roles in criminal groups. Tables, figure, references, and appendix (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Criminal career patterns; Foreign criminal justice research; Netherlands; Offender profiles; Organized crime
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=251866

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.