Explaining Criminal Careers: Implications for Justice Policy (Clarendon Studies in Criminology) by John F. MacLeod
English | Oct. 25, 2012 | ISBN: 0199697248 | 273 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
Explaining Criminal Careers presents a simple but influential theory of crime, conviction and reconviction. The assumptions of the theory are derived directly from a detailed analysis of cohort samples extracted from the Home Office Offenders Index - a unique database which contains records of all criminal (standard list) convictions in England and Wales since 1963. In particular, the theory explains the well-known Age/Crime curve.