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Tracking the development of delinquency [electronic resource] / Jessica M. Saunders.

Author/Creator:
Saunders, Jessica M., 1978-
Publication:
El Paso : LFB Scholarly Pub., c2009.
Series:
Criminal justice (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC)
Criminal justice
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (191 p.)
Subjects:
Juvenile delinquency.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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
Contents:
Introduction
Moffitt's taxonomy
A new approach
Baltimore prevention program
Measuring delinquency
Developmental trajectories
Which model fits best?
Moffitt's predictors of group membership
Comprehensively testing Moffitt's theory
Discussion and conclusions.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-178) and index.
ISBN:
1-59332-575-4
OCLC:
773565188
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