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Authors Carlsson and Sarnecki present readers with a comprehensiveintroduction to life-course criminology, endeavoring to shed light on the question as to why many people engage in crime at one point intheir life, then stop, while a small group persist in criminal activity throughout their lives. The authors discuss themethodologies of life-course and longitudinal research; the major theories in life-course criminology; risk, prediction, onset,desistence, and persistence of criminal behavior, and other related subjects. Christopher Carlsson is an independent scholar and author.Jerzy Sarnecki is a faculty member of Stockholm University and the University of Gävle in Sweden.Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Most people engage in crime at some point in their lives, but why does almost everybody stop soon after? And, why do a small number of offenders persist in crime? These two questions constitute the core of the field often known as life-course criminology.
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to life-course criminology. It covers the dominant theories and methodologies in the field and equips you with all you need to succeed in your studies on the subject. The book:
- Discusses the methodologies of life-course and longitudinal research
- Explains and critiques the major theories of life-course criminology
- Considers the issues of risk, prediction, onset, persistence and desistance of criminal activity
- Draws on research from studies in Europe, the UK, US and Australia, including the Stockholm Life-Course Project
Written by two leading figures in the field, this is an authoritative text that will guide you through your studies in life-course criminology, criminal career research, and developmental criminology.