Tracking the development of delinquency [electronic resource] / Jessica M. Saunders.
- El Paso : LFB Scholarly Pub., c2009.
- Criminal justice (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC)
1 online resource (191 p.)
- Juvenile delinquency.
- Electronic books.
- In 1993 Terrie Moffitt offered a developmental taxonomy of delinquency that proposed three distinct types of juveniles: Life-course-persistent offenders, Adolescence-limited offenders, and Abstainers. Saunders tests both Moffittâ€TMs theory and the modeling methodologies and statistical software that have been used to test it. Saunders finds that group-based trajectory modeling technique is insufficient in capturing the hypothetical subpopulations specified by Moffittâ€TMs theory. Findings were mixed with respect to Moffittâ€TMs hypotheses about the development of delinquency and its causes and c
A new approach
Baltimore prevention program
Which model fits best?
Moffitt's predictors of group membership
Comprehensively testing Moffitt's theory
Discussion and conclusions.
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-178) and index.
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