The relationship between a parent and a child is without any doubt one of the most influential and intimate relationships over the life course of an individual. Children resemble their parents in a variety of life outcomes such as socioeconomic status, family formation characteristics, and political views. There is growing evidence that some families - despite interventions by child protection services, judicial sanctions, and social mobility - are stuck in patterns of criminal behaviour, poverty, substance abuse, teenage parenthood, and other negative life events. This is a growing global problem for which currently no solution is available. Essential reading for all those interested in criminal behaviour, psychological criminology, and intergenerational psychology, this book provides an extensive overview of intergenerational studies on patterns of continuity and discontinuity of criminal, antisocial, or delinquent behaviour, as well as related behaviours or risk factors such as the intergenerational continuities in (harsh) parenting and family relationship quality.This book brings together the most important and unique findings of intergenerational studies of criminal behaviour from around the world, and from a variety of disciplines, from criminology to sociology to anthropology. Each chapter explores the historical background of a specific study, its most important objectives, and the unique conclusions and implications that can be drawn from the data.
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chapter Introduction part PART I Studies using general population register data chapter 1 Using register-linkage data to study intergenerational continuity of criminal offending: Finland as a case example / MIKKO AALTONEN chapter 2 Danish register data: fl exible administrative data and their relevance for studies of intergenerational transmission / LARS HØJSGAARD ANDERSEN chapter 3 Studying the intergenerational transmission of crime with population data: The System of Social statistical Datasets (SSD) of Statistics Netherlands / RUBEN VAN GAALEN AND GREGORY BESJES part PART II Studies using register data chapter 4 Exploring the life-course and intergenerational impact of convict transportation / BARRY GODFREY, KRIS INWOOD AND HAMISH MAXWELL-STEWART chapter 5 Intergenerational transmission of antisocial behaviour in childhood: fi ndings from the New South Wales Child Development Study / STACY TZOUMAKIS chapter 6 The Transfi ve Study: fi ve generations of crime? / STEVE VAN DE WEIJER AND CATRIEN BIJLEVELD part PART III Studies using survey data chapter 7 Intergenerational transmission of self-reported offending in the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development / DAVID P. FARRINGTON chapter 8 The Oregon Youth Study - Three Generational Study: a review of design, theory, and fi ndings / DEBORAH M. CAPALDI, DAVID C. R. KERR, AND STACEY S. TIBERIO chapter 9 Aggression and criminality over three generations / ERIC F. DUBOW, L. ROWELL HUESMANN, PAUL BOXER, CATHY SMITH, chapter 10 Seattle Social Development Project - The Intergenerational Project (SSDP-TIP) / JENNIFER A. BAILEY chapter 11 Key fi ndings from the Rochester Intergenerational Study / TERENCE P. THORNBERRY chapter 12 First results of cross-generational (dis-)similarities between three CrimoC-generations: The relationship between experienced violent parenting practice, delinquency and own parenting style / CHRISTINA BENTRUP chapter 13 The Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study and intergenerational transmission of criminal offending: Key fi ndings and planning for the next generation / BRANDON C. WELSH chapter 14 The Family Transitions Project: An intergenerational study of three generations / MONICA J. MARTIN part PART IV Studies using mixed methods or qualitative data chapter 15 The Ohio Life Course Study: A follow-up of the children of delinquent girls and boys / PEGGY C. GIORDANO chapter 16 Qualitative research on the intergenerational transmission of antisocial behaviour in confl ict-affected contexts: Case examples of Burundi and Rwanda LIDEWYDE BERCKMOES AND RIA REIS.