International library of criminology, criminal justice & penology.
"Recent years have witnessed an increase in the attention given to the later stages of criminal careers. Research upon this topic has charted the main factors associated with the termination of criminal careers, outlined some of the possible reasons behind these relationships and started to develop theoretical explanations for such relationships. Collected together for the first time are some of the most important contributions to this field of research. The collection focuses upon the initial explorations into this topic, the most commonly observed findings, the cessation of offending by specific offender-types and theoretical matters. An introductory essay by the editor provides a thorough overview of the work in this area and highlights the reasons why the termination of criminal careers will become increasingly important to criminologists and criminal justice policy makers alike."--Provided by publisher.
First published 2000 by Ashgate Publishing.
Formatted Contents Note
part PART I: INITIAL EXPLORATIONS chapter 1 A STUDY OF A DELINQUENT COMMUNITY chapter 2 THE EFFECT OF SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT UPON FORMER FELONS chapter 3 TEMPORARY AND CONTINUING DELINQUENCY chapter 4 AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF EXITING FROM CRIMINAL CAREERS chapter 5 The Short Term Careers of Serious Thievesl chapter 6 DELINQUENCY CESSATION AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT: Preliminary Data part PART II: COMMONLY OBSERVED REGULARITIES chapter 7 EARLY MARRIAGE AND CRIMINAL TENDENCY IN MALES chapter 8 UNEMPLOYMENT, SCHOOL LEAVING, AND CRIME chapter 9 The Criminal Career: Estimates of the Duration and Frequency of Crime Commission chapter 10 DELINQUENCY: Do the Dropouts Drop Back In? chapter 11 Going Straight Desistance From Crime and Life Narratives of Reform part PART III: DESISTANCE BY SPECIFIC OFFENDING POPULATIONS chapter 12 THE LATER STAGES OF ORDINARY PROPERTY OFFENder CAREERS* chapter 13 Growing Focus on Criminal Careers chapter 14 INITIATION, ESCALATION AND DESISTANCE IN JUVENILE OFFENDING AND THEIR CORRELATES* chapter 15 getting out of the life: crime desistance by female street offenders chapter 16 Crime in the Breaking: Gender Differences in Desistance part PART IV: THEORIZING DESISTANCE I: RATIONAL CHOICE MODELS chapter 17 DECISIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN AND DESIST FROM FOUR TYPES OF COMMON DELINQUENCY: DETERRENCE AND THE RATIONAL CHOICE PERSPECTIVE chapter 18 AGE, DIFFERENTIAL EXPECTATIONS, AND CRIME DESISTANCE* chapter 19 Earnings Prospects, Matching Effects, and the Decision to Terminate a Criminal Career part PART V: THEORIZING DESISTANCE II: THE LIFE-COURSE chapter 20 Adolescence-Limited and Life-Course-Persistent Antisocial Behavior: A Developmental Taxonomy chapter 21 TRAJECTORIES OF CHANGE IN CRIMINAL OFFENDING: GOOD MARRIAGES AND THE DESISTANCE PROCESS* chapter 22 LIFE-COURSE TRANSITIONS AND DESISTANCE FROM CRIME* chapter 23 STRUCTURATION, HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND DESISTANCE FROM CRIME.