Faculty Book: Alex R. Piquero

Alex R. Piquero, David P. Farrington, and Alfred Blumstein

Key Issues in Criminal Careers Research: New Analyses from the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development
(Cambridge University Press, 2007)

This book examines several contentious and under-studied criminal career issues using the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development (CSDD), one of the world's most important longitudinal studies which followed 411 South London boys in criminal records to age forty. The analysis reported in the book explores issues related to prevalence, offending frequency, specialization, onset sequences, co-offending, chronicity, career length, and trajectory estimation. The results of the study are considered in the context of developmental/life-course theories, and the authors outline an agenda for criminal career research, generally and within the context of the CSDD specifically. Alex R. Piquero is a professor of criminal justice at John Jay College and the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: JAN 8, 2007

Category: Criminal Justice, Faculty Books