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Unformatted text preview: the misconception within the age-crime literature that personality is only relevant to stability in antisocial behavior over time. It is theorized that age-related declines in antisocial behavior reflect normative change in key dimensions of personality. Findings from the developmental literature on personality are integrated with past biological and sociological perspectives on the age-crime curve to articulate a theory that emphasizes the co-development of personality and antisocial behavior from late adolescence to early adulthood. It is concluded that changes in personality undergird the development of antisocial behavior during this formative stage of the life-course and that personality development represents a viable theoretical framework for understanding the link between age and crime. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course PSY 0035 taught by Professor Barbkucinski during the Spring '08 term at Pittsburgh.
- Spring '08