Transitions from Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime: Criminal Careers, Justice Policy and…

Paperback | May 9, 2012

EditorRolf Loeber, David P. Farrington

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What makes a juvenile delinquent develop into an adult criminal? What defines-cognitively, developmentally, legally-the transition from juvenile to adult and what determines whether patterns of criminal behavior persist? In most US states and Western nations, legal adulthood begins at age 18.This volume focuses on the period surrounding that abrupt transition (roughly ages 15-29) and addresses what happens to offending careers during it.Edited by two leading authorities in the fields of psychology and criminology, Transitions from Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime examines why the period of transition is important and how it can be better understood and addressed both inside and outside of the justice system. Bringing togetherover thirty leading scholars from multiple disciplines in both North America and Europe, this volume asks critical questions about criminal careers and causation, and whether current legal definitions of adulthood accurately reflect actual maturation and development. The volume also addresses thecurrent efficacy of the justice system in addressing juvenile crime and recidivism, why and how juveniles ought to be treated differently from adults, if special legal provisions should be established for young adults, and the effectiveness of crime prevention programs implemented during earlychildhood and adolescence.With serious scholarly analysis and practical policy proposals, Transitions from Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime addresses what can be done to ensure that today's juvenile delinquents do not become tomorrow's adult criminals.

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What makes a juvenile delinquent develop into an adult criminal? What defines-cognitively, developmentally, legally-the transition from juvenile to adult and what determines whether patterns of criminal behavior persist? In most US states and Western nations, legal adulthood begins at age 18.This volume focuses on the period surroundin...

Rolf Loeber, Ph.D., is Distinguished University Professor of Psychiatry, and Professor of Psychology, and Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh and Professor of Juvenile Delinquency and Social Development at the Free University, Amsterdam, Netherlands. He is Co-director of the Life History Program. David P. Farrington, O.B.E., ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:May 9, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Laurie O. Robinson: ForewordAcknowledgementsContributors1. Rolf Loeber and David P. Farrington: Introduction2. Alex Piquero, J. David Hawkins, and Lila Kazemian: Criminal career patterns3. Terence P. Thornberry, Peggy C. Giordano, Christopher Uggen, Mauri Matsuda, Ann S. Masten, Erik Bulten and Andrea G. Donker: Explanations for offending4. Julie Horney, Patrick Tolan and David Weisburd: Contextual influences5. Richard Rosenfeld, Helene R. White and Finn-Aage Esbensen: Special categories of serious and violent offenders: Drug dealers, gang members, homicide offenders, and sex offenders6. Robert D. Hoge, Gina Vincent, and Laura Guy: Prediction and risk/needs assessments7. Patrick Griffin: Legal boundaries between the juvenile and criminal justice systems in the United States8. James C. Howell, Barry C. Feld, and Daniel P. Mears: Young offenders and an effective justice system response: What happens, what should happen, and what we need to know9. Brandon C. Welsh, Mark W. Lipsey, Frederick P. Rivara, J. David Hawkins, Steve Aos, and Meghan E. Peel: Promoting change, changing lives: Effective prevention and intervention to reduce serious offending10. Martin Killias, Santiago Redondo and Jerzy Sarnecki: European perspectives11. Rolf Loeber, David P. Farrington, James C. Howell and Machteld Hoeve: Conclusions and headline recommendationsIndex