Persisters and Desisters in Crime from Adolescence into Adulthood

Persisters and Desisters in Crime from Adolescence into Adulthood : Explanation, Prevention and Punishment

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Too many juvenile delinquents persist in their offending into adulthood. They constitute a major burden for individual victims, for businesses and the justice system, all contributing to the total cost of crime for society. Focusing on the transition between juvenile offending and adult crime, this book examines research based on Dutch, European and North-American studies on the persistence and discontinuity of offending between late adolescence and early adulthood. Presenting empirical studies showing why persistence or discontinuity take place, the book provides up-to-date information on preventive and remedial interventions to promote discontinuity of offending amongst young adults. From the same team who produced 'Tomorrow's Criminals', this book will be a valuable resource for criminologists, criminal justice professionals, psychologists, sociologists, and psychiatrists interested in juvenile and young adult offenders, as well as those interested in what makes career criminals and youth who reform.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 504 pages
  • 158 x 236 x 36mm | 1,061.4g
  • Ashgate Publishing Limited
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1409431924
  • 9781409431923
  • 1,194,723

Table of contents

Contents: Preface, Paul Schnabel; Preface, Friedrich Losel; Editors' summary, Rolf Loeber, Machteld Hoeve, N. Wim Slot and Peter H. van der Laan; Introduction, Rolf Loeber, Machteld Hoeve, N. Wim Slot and Peter H. van der Laan; Criminal career patterns, Arjan A.J. Blokland and Hanneke Palmen; Disentangling context effects on criminal careers, Margit Averdijk, Henk Elffers and Stijn Ruiter; Explanations of offending, Andrea G. Donker, Erik Bulten, Terence P. Thornberry and Mauri Matsuda; Vulnerable youth in pathways to adulthood, Catrien C.H.J. Bijleveld, Victor van der Geest and Jan Hendriks; Risk assessment and the impact of risk and protective factors, Han J.M. Spanjaard; Leontien M. van der Knaap, Claudia E. van der Put and Geert Jan J.M. Stams; Juveniles in transition from juvenile justice to adult criminal justice, Ton Liefaard; Offending and justice response at the juvenile-adult interface, Peter H. van der Laan, Andre M. van der Laan, Machteld Hoeve, Martine Blom. Willemijn H. Lamet and Rolf Loeber; Prevention programmes in early and middle childhood and their effect on adult crime, Maja Dekovic, Jessica J. Asscher, Meike I. Slagt and Leonieke Boendermaker; Interventions, Leonieke Boendermaker, Maja Dekovic and Jessica J. Asscher; European perspectives, Martin Killias, Santiago Redondo and Jerzy Sarnecki; Overview , conclusions and policy and research recommendations, Rolf Loeber, Machteld Hoeve, David P. Farrington, James C. Howell, N. Wim Slot and Peter H. van der Laan; Appendix: systems oriented interventions in Europe, Terje Ogden and Kristine Amlund Hagen; Index.
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Review quote

Loeber and colleagues have done it again! Following on the success of Tomorrow's Criminals, this book brings together top-notch scholarship and intelligent policy proposals on another pressing social issue of our age: the transition of juvenile delinquency to adult crime. It demands serious attention.'Brandon C. Welsh, Northeastern University, USA and Senior Research Fellow, NSCR, The Netherlands'Rolf Loeber and his colleagues show the reader that empirical findings and practical implications can go hand in hand. In this book about the longitudinal course of crime, the authors collected an immense amount of information in a highly comprehensive and readable way.'Frank Verhulst, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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About Machteld Hoeve

Rolf Loeber is Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Epidemiology, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, USA. Machteld Hoeve is Research Fellow Forensic Child and Youth Care Sciences, University of Amsterdam. N. Wim Slot is Professor of Education and Child Protection, VU University Amsterdam.
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