The life-course perspective argues that criminal behavior can be impacted by life events such as employment, marriage, children, etc. However, Hirschi and Gottfredson’s general theory of crime would argue that criminal behavior through the lifecourse is determined at an early age and motivated solely by self-control. Sampson and Laub portray a developmental model of behavior that is rooted in the correlation between crime and social bonds. Their model states that criminal behavior can begin orbe terminated at any point during the life course. Policy implications, therefore, suggestthat intervening at only one point in the life-course is ineffective because criminal behavior can begin at any time. Second, it implies that multiple intervention strategies may be required to serve the needs of the individual. Third, interventions should target protective factors as well as risk factors. That is, they should promote positive social bonds as well as address negative or delinquent behavior. Fourth, prior behavior influences current and future behavior (i.e. early intervention necessary for preventing adult offending). Lastly, the role of the peer group is vital. Life-course perspective suggests that policy should be aimed at disrupting anti-social behavior and delinquent peer groups, as well as teaching resistance strategies.