Crime in the Making: Pathways and Turning Points through Life / Edition 1

Crime in the Making: Pathways and Turning Points through Life / Edition 1

by Robert J. Sampson, John H. Laub
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674176057

ISBN-13: 9780674176058

Pub. Date: 03/28/1995

Publisher: Harvard University Press


This new theory of crime over the life course provides an important foundation for rethinking criminal justice policy. It is based on the reanalysis of a classic set of data: Sheldon and Eleanor Gluecks' mid-century study of 500 delinquents and 500 nondelinquents from childhood to adulthood. Several years ago, Robert Sampson and John Laub dusted off sixty

Overview


This new theory of crime over the life course provides an important foundation for rethinking criminal justice policy. It is based on the reanalysis of a classic set of data: Sheldon and Eleanor Gluecks' mid-century study of 500 delinquents and 500 nondelinquents from childhood to adulthood. Several years ago, Robert Sampson and John Laub dusted off sixty cartons of the Gleucks' data that had been stored in the basement of the Harvard Law School and undertook a lengthy process of recoding, computerizing, and reanalyzing it. On the basis of their findings, they developed a theory of informal social control that acknowledges the importance of childhood behavior but rejects the implication that adult social factors have little relevance. This theory accounts for both stability and change in crime and deviance throughout the life course.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674176058
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Toward an Age-graded Theory of Informal Social Control

2. Unraveling Juvenile Delinquency and Follow-up Studies

3. Restoring, Supplementing, and Validating the Data

4. The Family Context of Juvenile Delinquency

5. The Role of School, Peers, and Siblings

6. Continuity in Behavior over Time

7. Adult Social Bonds and Change in Criminal Behavior

8. Comparative Models of Crime and Deviance

9. Exploring Life Histories

10. Summing Up and Looking Ahead

Appendix: Interview with the Gluecks' Original Research Staff

Notes

References

Index

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