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Delinquency in a Birth Cohort : Studies in Crime & Justice - Marvin E. Wolfgang

Delinquency in a Birth Cohort

Studies in Crime & Justice

Paperback Published: 1st January 1972
ISBN: 9780226905587
Number Of Pages: 340

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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
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Foreword
Preface
The Project
Capturing the Cohort
The Availability of Data
Delinquents and Nondelinquents: School and Social Background Variables
The Delinquency Status
Chronic Offenders
Age and Delinquency
Age of Onset
Static and Contingent Probabilities: Introduction
Static Offense Probabilities
Contingent Probabilities
Contingent Probabilities: Age Base
Disposition
Summary
Appendixes
Index
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ISBN: 9780226905587
ISBN-10: 0226905586
Series: Studies in Crime & Justice
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 1st January 1972
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Type: New edition