eBook Handbook of Life-Course Criminology: Emerging Trends and Directions for Future Research, 1st Edition

  • Chris L. Gibson
  • Marvin D. Krohn
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  • ISBN-10: 1461451132
  • ISBN-13: 9781461451136
  • DDC: 364
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 341 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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The wide-ranging scope of the Handbook of Life-Course Criminology covers genetics and environment, child offenders and late bloomers, the impact of school and peers, lifelong and time-limited criminal careers, and qualitative and quantitative methodologies. This unique Handbook is further set apart by its dual coverage of the leading edge of current research and innovative directions for future work in the field. Pathways to crime have been a central concept of criminology from its inception. Accordingly, a lifespan approach to the field has replaced earlier biological and sociological perspectives with a more nuanced understanding of offender behavior and a wider lens of study. The contributions to this Handbook break down issues of criminal and antisocial behavior from early childhood to late adulthood, examining developmentally targeted prevention and intervention strategies and reviewing emerging trends in research. This volume will be a valuable piece for researchers in Criminology and Criminal Justice as well as related disciplines such as Sociology, Developmental Psychology, and Social Policy. It will serve as an important reference for the current state of research, as well as a roadmap for future scholars.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface: Life-Course Developmental Criminology, Past and Future.
1: Childhood.
2: Development of Antisocial Behavior During Childhood.
3: The Biology of Childhood Crime and Antisocial Behavior.
4: Genetic and Environmental Influences on the Development of Childhood Antisocial Behavior: Current Evidence and Directions for Future Research.
5: Enhanced Susceptibility to Context: A Promising Perspective on the Interplay of Genes and the Social Environment.
6: Neighborhood Influences on Antisocial Behavior During Childhood and Adolescence.
7: Adolescence.
8: The Impact of Schools and Education on Antisocial Behavior over the Lifecourse.
9: Adolescent Time Use, Companionship, and the Relationship with Development.
10: Adolescence-Limited Offending.
11: Social Capital, the Life-Course, and Gangs.
12: Social Networks and Delinquency in Adolescence: Implications for Life-Course Criminology.
13: Adulthood.
14: Under the Protective Bud the Bloom Awaits: A Review of Theory and Research on Adult-Onset and Late-Blooming Offenders.
15: How Work Affects Crime—And Crime Affects Work—Over the Life Course.
16: Desistance from Crime: A Review and Ideas for Moving Forward.
17: “Getting Out:” A Summary of Qualitative Research on Desistance Across the Life Course.
18: Pandora’s Box: The Consequences of Low Self-Control into Adulthood.
19: Prevention and Intervention.
20: Preventing Substance Use, Delinquency, Violence, and Other Problem Behaviors over the Life-Course Using the Communities That Care System.
21: Crime Prevention and Intervention over the Life Course.
22: Life-Course Perspectives and Prisoner Reentry.