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12/12/11 Criminology Developmental Theory Background - Early Studies o Wolfgang cohort-5%of birth cohort accounted for 70% of all juvenile contacts with authorities o Gluecks studies of 500 delinquents and 500 non delinquents Multifactor study - Career Criminal research in the 1980s o Selective incapacitation o Career criminals and criminal careers o Onset and desistence, duration Early inset impacts length of criminal career, overall offending and variety of offences committed o Lambda (frequency of offending) - Primary question- accounting for the age-crime cure o Debate- ross sectional versus longitudinal data o Static versus dynamic factors (propensity v. career criminals) Hirschi Interlude - Causes of Delinquency (1969) o Attachment, Commitment, Involvement, and Belief o External influence - A General Theory of Crime o Parents responsible for supervision, recognition and reaction to bad behavior o Internalized restraint stable from age 8 Age Graded Informal Social Control (Life course Theory)
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course CRJS 100 taught by Professor Stew during the Fall '11 term at Maryland.

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