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Delinquency in a Birth Cohort

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"Delinquency in a Birth Cohort is a turning point in criminological research in the United States," writes Norval Morris in his foreword. "What has been completely lacking until this book is an analysis of delinquency in a substantial cohort of youths, the cohort being defined other than by their contact with any part of the criminal justice system."

This study of a birth cohort was not originally meant to be etiological or predictive. Yet the data bearing on this cohort of nearly ten thousand boys born in 1945 and living in Philadelphia gave rise to a model for prediction of delinquency, and thus to the possibility for more efficient planning of programs for intervention. It is expert research yielding significant applications and, though largely statistical, the analysis is accessible to readers without mathematical training.

"No serious scholar of the methods of preventing and treating juvenile delinquency can properly ignore this book."—LeRoy L. Lamborn, Law Library Journal

"The magnitude of [this] study is awesome. . . . It should be a useful guide for anyone interested in the intricacies of cohort analysis."—Gary F. Jensen, American Journal of Sociology

"A book the student of juvenile delinquency will find invaluable."—Criminologist

About the Author

Robert M. Figlio is associate professor of legal studies and criminology and associate director of the Sellin Center for Studies in Criminology and Criminal Law at the University of Pennsylvania. Thorsten Sellin is professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

1. The Project

2. Capturing the Cohort

3. The Availability of Data

4. Delinquents and Nondelinquents: School and Social Background Variables

5. The Delinquency Status

6. Chronic Offenders

7. Age and Delinquency

8. Age of Onset

9. Static and Contingent Probabilities: Introduction

10. Static Offense Probabilities

11. Contingent Probabilities

12. Contingent Probabilities: Age Base

13. Disposition

14. Summary

Appendixes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226905587
With:
Sellin, Thorsten
Foreword:
Morris, Norval
With:
Sellin, Thorsten
Author:
Wolfgang, Marvin E.
Author:
Figlio, Robert M.
Author:
Sellin, Thorsten
Author:
Morris, Norval
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Juvenile delinquency
Subject:
Crime-Criminology
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Studies in Crime and Justice
Publication Date:
19871131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
338
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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