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Research on Criminal Careers, Part 2: Looking Back to Predict Ahead

Alex R. Piquero

in The Future of Criminology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199917938
eISBN:
9780199950430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917938.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter uses David Farrington’s Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development as an example of a study that has generated hundreds of papers and several books relevant to criminal career research. ... More


Criminal Career Research, Mathematical Models, and Testing Quantitative Predictions from Theories

John F. Macleod, Peter G. Grove, and David P. Farrington

in Explaining Criminal Careers: Implications for Justice Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199697243
eISBN:
9780191781568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697243.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Criminal career research conducted over the past 40 years is reviewed with a focus on theories and mathematical models leading to quantitative predictions. Starting in the 1970s The evolution of ... More


Tales from the field: applied policy research and the sociological imagination

Carol McNaughton Nicholls

in Sociologists' Tales: Contemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447318668
eISBN:
9781447318682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.003.0025
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Carol McNaughton Nicholls provides an outline of her career in sociology and shows how privileged she feels leading her research interests. The chapter offers a carefully deliberated advice section ... More


Harvesting of Administrative Records: New Problems, Great Potential

Howard N. Snyder

in The Future of Criminology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199917938
eISBN:
9780199950430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917938.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter chronicles the attempts by US agencies to collect uniform crime data from thousands of precincts and courts. Federal surveys such as the National Criminal Victimization Survey (NCVS) ... More


Integrating Structural and Individual-Level Processes in Criminal Careers Research

Stephen Farrall

in Criminal Careers in Transition: The Social Context of Desistance from Crime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199682157
eISBN:
9780191789168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682157.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

We outline our current thinking on the processes associated with desistance from crime. This work, conducted as part of the theoretical apparatus of a fifth sweep of interviews with a cohort of ... More


Imagining social science

Ann Oakley

in Sociologists' Tales: Contemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447318668
eISBN:
9781447318682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

‘ Imagining social science’ is about the importance and difficulty of developing a gender-aware research career in British higher education in the period from the 1970s on. The chapter discusses the ... More


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