and Executive Summary.- Synthesizing Recent Longitudinal Findings.- Crime and the Life Course.- Taking Stock of Developmental Trajectories of Criminal Activity over the Life Course.- What we have Learned about Early Childhood and the Development of Delinquency.- Longitudinal Perspectives on Adolescent Street Gangs.- A Review of Research on the Impact on Crime of Transitions to Adult Roles.- Intervening in the Life-Course of Crime.- What have we Learned from Longitudinal Studies of Work and Crime?.- The Effect of Arrest and Justice System Sanctions on Subsequent Behavior: Findings from Longitudinal and Other Studies.- Future Directions.- Advancing Knowledge About Causes in Longitudinal Studies: Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Methods.
This volume examines longitudinal research in relation to crime and delinquency, and brings together prominent scholars in criminology to discuss theory, methodology, and impact of longitudinal studies in criminology. It answers a key question in Criminology: What have we learned from recent longitudinal studies of crime and delinquency? The volume includes a synthesis of longitudinal studies in criminology over the last 25 years and an appendix.
The main body of this book is devoted to answering a key question in criminology: What have we learned from recent longitudinal studies of crime and delinquency? Additional chapters include an introduction and overview, an essay reflecting on the findings highlighted in the volume from the broad perspective of the evolutionary ecological theory of crime, and a Future Directions chapter. The volume also includes an appendix which relates each of the reviews to the body of longitudinal studies reviewed in the volume. This not only shows which studies have informed which topics, but also highlights analytic opportunities that have not yet been explored and where this information could be applied in future research.