1 Introduction.- 2 Overview of Theories and Hypotheses.- Design and Sampling Issues.- 3 Accelerated Longitudinal Design.- 4 Longitudinal-Experimental Combinations.- 5 Community Sampling.- 6 Household and Individual Sampling.- 7 Sampling Yield.- 8 Site Selection.- Measurement and Analysis.- 9 Common Variables.- 10 Measurement Issues.- 11 Statistical Methods and Analysis.- Cohort Studies.- 12 Prenatal and Preschool Cohorts.- 13 Young Adolescent Cohorts.- 14 Young Adult Cohorts.- 15 Sibling Study.- Appendix I Preparatory Field Work and Supplemental Studies.- Appendix II Issues in the Use of Biomedical Measures.- Appendix III Program on Human Development and Criminal Behavior-Participants.- References.
Human Development and Criminal Behavior proposes an exten-
sive agenda for crime research. The book is part of a pio-
neering effort to understand the causes of crime, particu-
larly its developmental course. It defines and sets the con-
ditions necessary to conduct an accelerated longitudinal
study of individuals at risk to become engaged in criminal
careers. This work offers a blueprint for research to eluci-
date and possibly prevent crime in our society.
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