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Unformatted text preview: means Criminality -Those with LSC will commit crime but also engage in “ analogous behavior” o Poor education and employment history o Bad credit o Accident prone o Smoke, drink, risky sexual behavior-Crime is gratifying and requires few skills to engage in -Crime is not specialized Life- Course Theory (Sampson and Laub) -Continuity (trajectories) and change (turning points) across the life course -Often referred to as age- graded social control -Marriage, school, work, military are institutions that provide turning points The Desistence Process 1) Knifing off the past from the present 2) Providing supervision, monitoring, and opportunities for social support and growth 3) Bring change in and structure to routine activities 4) Provide an opportunity for identity transformation - This introduces the idea of agency (volition, will, choice)...
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- Fall '11
- Sociology, self control, LSC