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dc.contributor.authorP. Mulvey, Edwarden_US
dc.contributor.authorSteinberg, Laurenceen_US
dc.contributor.authorR. Piquero, Alexen_US
dc.contributor.authorBesana, Michelleen_US
dc.contributor.authorFagan, Jeffreyen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchubert, Carolen_US
dc.contributor.authorCauffman, Elizabethen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:11:39Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:11:39Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-04-20T07:47:07Z
dc.identifier.issn09545794en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0954579410000179en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/36431
dc.description.abstractBecause many serious adolescent offenders reduce their antisocial behavior after court involvement, understanding the patterns and mechanisms of the process of desistance from criminal activity is essential for developing effective interventions and legal policy. This study examined patterns of self-reported antisocial behavior over a 3-year period after court involvement in a sample of 1,119 serious male adolescent offenders. Using growth mixture models, and incorporating time at risk for offending in the community, we identified five trajectory groups, including a "persister" group (8.7% of the sample) and a "desister" group (14.6% of the sample). Case characteristics (age, ethnicity, antisocial history, deviant peers, a criminal father, substance use, psychosocial maturity) differentiated the five trajectory groups well, but did not effectively differentiate the persisting from desisting group. We show that even the most serious adolescent offenders report relatively low levels of antisocial activity after court involvement, but that distinguishing effectively between high-frequency offenders who desist and those who persist requires further consideration of potentially important dynamic factors related to this process.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom453en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto475en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalDevelopment and Psychopathologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume22en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCauses and Prevention of Crimeen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160201en_US
dc.titleTrajectories of desistance and continuity in antisocial behavior following court adjudication among serious adolescent offendersen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 Cambridge University Press. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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