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Desisting from Crime: Continuity and Change in Long-term Crime Patterns of Serious Chronic Offenders

Michael E. Ezell and Lawrence E. Cohen

Abstract

This groundbreaking study examines patterns of offending among persistent juvenile offenders. The book addresses questions that have been the focus of criminological debate over the last two decades. Are there are multiple groups of offenders in the population with distinct age-crime patterns? Are between-person differences in criminal offending patterns stable throughout the offender's life? Is there a relationship between offending at one time and at a subsequent time of life, after time-stable differences in criminal propensity are controlled? This book addresses these issues by examining t ... More

Keywords: juvenile offenders, age-crime patterns, population heterogeneity, state dependence, dual taxonomy, youth offenders, California, three strikes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199273812
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273812.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael E. Ezell, author
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville.

Lawrence E. Cohen, author
Department of Sociology, University of California at Davis