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Cross-National Longitudinal Research on Human Development and Criminal Behavior : NATO Science Series D - Elmar G. M. Weitekamp

Cross-National Longitudinal Research on Human Development and Criminal Behavior

NATO Science Series D

By: Elmar G. M. Weitekamp (Editor), Hans-Jurgen Kerner (Editor)

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Published: 30th November 1993
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Background In July of 1992, approximately sixty scholars and researchers met for a week at the "Fritz Erler Akademie" in Freudenstadt, Germany, to participate in a workshop entitled "Cross-National Lon­ gitudinal Research on Human Development and Criminal Behavior". The participants represented 15 nations and 45 universities and research centers. Although longitudinal research in criminology has a long history, this workshop represented the first one in the field of criminology in which it was attempted to get together the main scholars in this field from around the world. The largest group of the workshop represented American scholars (19), a reflection of the fact that longitudi­ nal research in criminology is predominantly conducted in North America. This volume is the result of the workshop process and in particular of the invitations to participants to prepare pre­ or conference papers. The chapters in this volume were selected from a larger set of pre- or conference papers. As workshop conveners and volume editors, it falls to us to set some of the context for this enter­ prise. Longitudinal research in criminology became a major approach after the publication of the land­ mark study by Wolfgang, Figlio, and Sellin "Delinquency in a Birth Cohort" in 1972. Around the same time, when Wolfgang, Figlio, and Sellin started their Philadelphia cohort study, were longi­ tudinal studies, although different in scope and aim, launched by Shannon in the USA, West in England, Janson in Sweden, and Goppinger in Germany.

Participants: NATO Advanced Research Workshop
Introduction
Natural Histories of Delinquencyp. 3
Criminal Careers in London and Stockholm: A Cross-National Comparative Studyp. 65
A Longitudinal Analysis of Juvenile Arrest Histories of the 1970 Birth Cohort in Japanp. 91
Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare: Longitudinal Research in the State of Michiganp. 111
Methodological Annotations on Retrospection in Criminological Researchp. 117
Determinants of Patterns of Recidivism: Some Results of Survival Analysis Based on Official Crime Records of the Swiss Canton Jurap. 131
Measures of Escalation and their Self and Social Control Predictorsp. 149
Family Socialization and Antisocial Behavior: Searching for Causal Relationships in Longitudinal Researchp. 177
Longitudinal Research in Criminology: Promise and Practicep. 189
Examining Developmental Trajectories in Delinquency Using Accelerated Longitudinal Research Designsp. 203
Neighborhood Context and Delinquency: A Longitudinal Analysisp. 217
Initiation of Drug Selling and Its Relationship with Illicit Drug Use and Serious Delinquency in Adolescent Boysp. 229
The Probability and Timing of Rearrests for Serious Violent Crimes: Some Descriptive Patterns in Individual Arrest Histories and their Policy Implicationsp. 243
Self-Reported and Officially Defined Offenses in the 1958 Philadelphia Birth Cohortp. 267
Protective Effects of Social Resources in Adolescents at High Risk for Antisocial Behaviorp. 281
Desistance from a Delinquent Way of Life?p. 303
Longitudinal Research from the Point of View of Clinical Criminologyp. 331
Criminological Research: From Cohort Studies To Clinical Epidemiologyp. 341
Identification and Interpersonal Maturity: Contribution to a Developmental Approach of Juvenile Delinquencyp. 353
Evidence for the Adoption of a Learning Theory Approach to Criminal Deterrence: A Preliminary Studyp. 371
Development and Crime: An Explanatory Study in Yugoslaviap. 381
Communities Change, Toop. 393
Next Steps in Criminal Career Researchp. 401
A Case for a Longitudinal Studyp. 409
Towards Comparative Societal Longitudinal Studiesp. 423
Epilogue: Workshop and Plenary Discussions, and Future Directionsp. 439
Subject Indexp. 451
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ISBN: 9780792326205
ISBN-10: 0792326202
Series: NATO Science Series D
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 461
Published: 30th November 1993
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.98