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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
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
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