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Accession Number PB2014-107129
Title Explanations for Offending.
Publication Date May 2014
Media Count 2p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The transition from adolescence to adulthood involves major life course trajectories, including education, work, residence, family formation and parenthood. It is a time of opportunity and vulnerability, a time of positive turnaround and redirection as well as a criminological crossroads. For some who began their criminal careers during adolescence, offending continues and escalates; for others, crime involvement wanes; and yet others only become seriously involved in crime later in their transition to adulthood. This bulletin describes five broad theoretical perspectives that explain these patterns of offending: (1) static theories, (2) dynamic or life-course developmental models, (3) social psychological theories, (4) the developmental psychopathological perspective, and (5) the biopsychosocial perspective.
Keywords Adolescence
Juvenile delinquency
Young adults

Source Agency Office of Justice Programs.
NTIS Subject Category 91C - Fire Services, Law Enforcement, & Criminal Justice
92C - Social Concerns
43 - Problem Solving Information for State & Local Governments
Corporate Author Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1419
Contract Number N/A

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