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Crime in the Making: Pathways and Turning Points Through Life

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This new theory of crime over the life course provides an important foundation for rethinking criminal justice policy. It is based on the reanalysis of a classic set of data: Sheldon and Eleanor Gluecks' mid-century study of 500 delinquents and 500 nondelinquents from childhood to adulthood. Several years ago, Robert Sampson and John Laub dusted off sixty cartons of the Gl ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 15th 1995 by Harvard University Press (first published May 1st 1993)
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Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
This theoretical book was very heavy on data. You could find a table with a bunch of results from statistical analysis' on every other page. While the researchers behind this got their hands on some very interesting data and managed to re-analyse them to come up with a very important theoretical advancement in criminology, I have to give it to them for taking on such a huge task by putting in so much dedication. Bringing forth a life-course perspective on age and informal social control as somet ...more
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Nov 29, 2009 rated it liked it
Very technical, not an easy read. There are some good conclusions in there but I felt like some of the data, tables and statistical models could've been put in an appendix.
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