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Research on Criminal Careers, Part 2

Alex R. Piquero

in The Future of Criminology

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199917938
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950430 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917938.003.0014
Research on Criminal Careers, Part 2

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This chapter uses David Farrington’s Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development as an example of a study that has generated hundreds of papers and several books relevant to criminal career research. It contrasts these findings with a discussion of contentious and unresolved substantive, theoretical, and methodological issues in criminal career research and provides pointers to areas in which future research is likely to pay off.

Keywords: Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development; criminal career research; David Farrington

Chapter.  2475 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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