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dc.contributor.authorPiquero, Alex R
dc.contributor.authorSchubert, Carol A
dc.contributor.authorBrame, Robert
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:18:08Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:18:08Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn0022-4278
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0022427813520445
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/66416
dc.description.abstractObjectives: Researchers have used both self-reports and official records to measure the prevalence and frequency of crime and delinquency. Few studies have compared longitudinally the validity of these two measures across gender and race/ethnicity in order to assess concordance. Methods: Using data from the Pathways to Desistance, a longitudinal study of 1,354 serious youthful offenders, we compare official records of arrest and self-reports of arrest over seven years. Results: Findings show moderate agreement between self-reports and official arrests, which is fairly stable over time and quite similar across both gender and race/ethnicity. We do not find any race differences in the prevalence of official arrests, but do observe a gender difference in official arrests that is not accounted for by self-reported arrests. Conclusions: Further work on issues on the validity and reliability of different forms of offending data across demographic groups is needed.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSage
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom526
dc.relation.ispartofpageto556
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCrime and Delinquency
dc.relation.ispartofvolume51
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCauses and Prevention of Crime
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160201
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titleComparing Official and Self-Report Records of Offending Across Gender and Race/Ethnicity in a Longitudinal Study of Serious Youthful Offenders
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.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorPiquero, Alex R.


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