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NCJ Number: 236517 Find in a Library
Title: Escaping the Family Tradition: A Multi-Generation Study of Occupational Status and Criminal Behaviour
Journal: British Journal of Criminolgoy  Volume:51  Issue:5  Dated:September 2011  Pages:856-874
Author(s): Anke A.T. Ramakers; Catrien Bijleveld; Stijn Ruiter
Date Published: 2011
Page Count: 19
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This paper examines the effect of parental offending of offspring offending.
Abstract: This paper investigates the intersection of two types of reproduction over generations: the transmission of offending and of occupational status. According to Farrington’s (2002) risk factor mechanism, the effect of parental offending offspring offending should decrease when the intergenerational transmission of occupational status is taken into account. To test this mechanism we use a longitudinal prospective multi-generation research design, containing data from the Netherlands on offending and occupational status during the 20th century. Results show that a substantial part of the intergenerational association in offending is indeed mediated by risk factors such as low occupational status and, especially, low educational attainment. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Delinquent generations theory; Netherlands
Index Term(s): Behavior typologies; Behavioral and Social Sciences; Crime in foreign countries; Juvenile Delinquent behavior; Socioculture; Socioeconomic causes of delinquency
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