Male Criminal Activity from Childhood Through Youth

Male Criminal Activity from Childhood Through Youth

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Male Criminal Activity From Childhood Through Youth reports the results of a large longitudinal study from 1972 to 1985 on a sample of delinquents and a comparison sample of the population in Montreal. A clarification emerges from this extensive study: how to describe criminal activity in a comprehensive theory of crime which integrates the offense, offending, and patterns of offending. Using a developmental approach, Drs. Le Blanc and FrAcchette observed a gradation of crimes with subjects progressing through five distinct stages of offending. In all, the research investigates the factors that sustain the development of offending and the mechanisms which accelerate, stabilize, and decelerate the commission of crimes. This book represents a significant advance in the understanding of the development of criminal activity.Many of the crime characteristics studied do not apply to shoplifting for obvious reasons: No tools are needed, the subject mainly requiring manual dexterity; violence, whether physical or psychological, is unnecessary; and the victim isanbsp;...


Title:Male Criminal Activity from Childhood Through Youth
Author: Marc Le Blanc, Marcel Frechette
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-03-07
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