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dc.contributor.authorPiquero, Alex R
dc.contributor.authorJennings, Wesley G
dc.contributor.authorBarnes, JC
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:19:47Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:19:47Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-06-03T01:11:17Z
dc.identifier.issn1359-1789
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.avb.2012.02.008
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47156
dc.description.abstractThe criminal career paradigm focuses on the prevalence and frequency of crime along with an emphasis on offense specialization, age of onset and desistance, offense seriousness, and career length. Coinciding with the criminal career framework, developmental/life-course criminology offers more complex theoretical explanations for crime which highlight the importance of age-graded developmental risk factors that affect offending over the course of a criminal career. This review provides a systematic examination of the role of violence in criminal career and developmental/life-course research with a specific focus on its prevalence and frequency and its share of the offense repertoire. The results show that the incidence of violence is rare in one's criminal career except for a small group of chronic offenders who are responsible for a majority of the violent offenses. Regarding specialization, evidence suggests that offenders are spectacularly non-specialized and violent offenders can primarily be characterized as frequent offenders who offend more often and thereby have a higher probability of committing a violent offense in their criminal career. Conclusions and directions for future research are discussed.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherElsever
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom171
dc.relation.ispartofpageto179
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAggression and Violent Behavior
dc.relation.ispartofvolume17
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCauses and Prevention of Crime
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160201
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titleViolence in criminal careers: A review of the literature from a developmental life-course perspective
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorPiquero, Alex R.


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