The Oxford Handbook of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology

ISBN : 9780190201371

David P. Farrington; Lila Kazemian; Alex R. Piquero
784 ページ
171 x 248 mm
Oxford Handbooks

Developmental and life-course criminology are both concerned with the study of changes in offending and problem behaviors over time. Developmental studies in criminology focus on psychological factors that influence the onset and persistence of criminal behavior, while life-course studies analyze how changes in social arrangements, like marriage, education or social networks, can lead to changes in offending. Though each perspective is clearly concerned with patterns of offending and problem behavior over time, the literature on each is spread across various disciplines, including criminology & criminal justice, psychology, and sociology. The Oxford Handbook on Developmental and Life-Course Criminology offers the first comprehensive survey of these two approaches together. Edited by three noted authorities in the field, the volume provides in-depth critical reviews of the development of offending, developmental and life-course theories, development correlates and risk/protective factors, life transitions and turning points, and effective developmental interventions from the world's leading scholars. In the first two sections, the contributors provide overviews of specific criminal career parameters, including age-crime curve, prevalence/frequency of offending, and co-offending, and review the main theoretical frameworks in the developmental and life-course criminology areas. They further summarize some of the empirical literature on known developmental correlates and risk/protective factors associated with longitudinal patterns of offending in the next section. The fourth section focuses on life transitions and turning points as they may relate to persistence in-or desistance from-criminal activity into adulthood, while the final section examines the genesis of antisocial, delinquent, and criminal activity, its maintenance, and its cessation. A state of the art overview on the topic, this Handbook aims to be the most authoritative resource on all issues germane to developmental and life-course criminologists and provides next steps for further research.


Foreword by Francis T. Cullen
List of Contributors
Section I: Introduction
Chapter 1: Developmental and Life-course Criminology
Lila Kazemian, David P. Farrington, and Alex R. Piquero
Section II: The Development of Offending
Chapter 2: Age and Crime
Chester L. Britt
Chapter 3: Age of Onset and Offending Behavior
Elaine Eggleston Doherty and Sarah Bacon
Chapter 4: Specialization and Versatility in Offending
Paul Mazerolle and Samara McPhedran
Chapter 5: Acceleration, Deceleration, Escalation, and De-escalation
Wesley G. Jennings and Bryanna Hahn Fox
Chapter 6: Persistence and Desistance
Siyu Liu and Shawn D. Bushway
Chapter 7: Trajectories of Criminal Behavior across the Life Course
Julien Morizot
Chapter 8: Co-offending
Sarah B. van Mastrigt and Peter Carrington
Section III: Developmental and Life-course Theories
Chapter 9: The Developmental Taxonomy
Tara Renae McGee and Terrie E. Moffitt
Chapter 10: Developmental Pathways to Conduct Problems and Serious Forms of Delinquency
Rolf Loeber
Chapter 11: The Integrated Cognitive Antisocial Potential (ICAP) Theory: New Empirical Tests
David P. Farrington and Tara Renae McGee
Chapter 12: The Interconnected Development of Personal Controls and Antisocial Behavior
Marc Le Blanc
Chapter 13: The Social Development Model
Christopher Cambron, Richard F. Catalano, and J. David Hawkins
Chapter 14: Interactional Theory
Terence P. Thornberry and Marvin D. Krohn
Chapter 15: The Dynamics of Change: Criminogenic Interactions and Life Course Patterns in Crime
Per-Olof H. Wikstrom and Kyle Treiber
Chapter 16: The Age-graded Theory of Informal Social Control
John H. Laub, Zachary R. Rowan, and Robert J. Sampson
Section IV: Developmental Correlates and Risk/Protective Factors
Chapter 17: Biosocial Influences on Offending across the Life Course
Olivia Choy, Jill Portnoy, Adrian Raine, Rheanna J. Remmel, Robert Schug, Catherine Tuvblad, and Yaling Yang
Chapter 18: Personality and Other Individual Influences on Offending
Darrick Jolliffe and David P. Farrington
Chapter 19: Family Influences on Youth Offending
Abigail A. Fagan and Kristen M. Benedini
Chapter 20: Peer Influences on Offending
Christopher J. Sullivan, Kristina K. Childs, and Shaun Gann
Chapter 21: Schools and the Pathway to Crime
Debra J. Pepler
Chapter 22: Developmental Influences of Substance Use on Criminal Offending
Helene Raskin White
Section V: Life Transitions and Turning Points
Chapter 23: The Impact of Changes in Family Situations on Persistence and Desistance from Crime
Delphine Theobald, David P. Farrington, and Alex R. Piquero
Chapter 24: Employment, Crime, and the Life Course
Jukka Savolainen, Mikko Aaltonen, and Torbjorn Skardhamar
Chapter 25: The Effects of Neighborhood Context and Residential Mobility on Criminal Persistence and Desistance
David S. Kirk
Chapter 26: Religion and the Military
Leana A. Bouffard and Haerim Jin
Chapter 27: The Effects of Juvenile System Processing on Subsequent Delinquency Outcomes
Anthony Petrosino, Carolyn Petrosino, Sarah Guckenburg, Jenna Terrell, Trevor A. Fronius, and Kyungseok Choo
Chapter 28: Effects of incarceration
Lila Kazemian and Allyson Walker
Chapter 29: Desistance and Cognitive Transformations
Sarah Anderson and Fergus McNeill
Chapter 30: Developmental and Life-course Findings on Women and Girls
Lisa M. Broidy and Carleen M. Thompson
Section VI. Developmental Interventions
Chapter 31: Family-based Programs for Preventing Delinquency and Later Offending
Brandon C. Welsh and Steven N. Zane
Chapter 32: Developmental Preschool and School Programs against Violence and Offending
Izabela Zych and David P. Farrington
Chapter 33: Cognitive-behavioral Treatment to Prevent Offending and to Rehabilitate Offenders
Georgia Zara
Chapter 34: Cost-benefit Analysis of Developmental Prevention
Jobina Li and Cameron McIntosh
Section VII. Conclusions
Chapter 35: Conclusions and Implications for Developmental and Life-Course Criminology
David P. Farrington, Lila Kazemian, and Alex R. Piquero


David P. Farrington is Emeritus Professor of Psychological Criminology at the University of Cambridge. Lila Kazemian is Associate Professor of Criminology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Alex R. Piquero is Ashbel Smith Professor in the Program in Criminology at the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas.