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dc.contributor.authorE.Bellair, Paulen_US
dc.contributor.authorL. McNulty, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.authorPiquero, Alexen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:18:10Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:18:10Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.issn07418825en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/07418825.2014.918166en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/66417
dc.description.abstractTheoretical questions linger over the applicability of the verbal ability model to African-Americans and the social control theory hypothesis that educational failure mediates the effect of verbal ability on offending patterns. Accordingly, this paper investigates whether verbal ability distinguishes between offending groups within the context of Moffitt's developmental taxonomy. Questions are addressed with longitudinal data spanning childhood through young-adulthood from an ongoing national panel, and multinomial and hierarchical Poisson models (overdispersed). In multinomial models, low verbal ability predicts membership in a life-course-persistent-oriented group relative to an adolescent-limited-oriented group. Hierarchical models indicate that verbal ability is associated with arrest outcomes among White and African-American subjects, with effects consistently operating through educational attainment (high school dropout). The results support Moffitt's hypothesis that verbal deficits distinguish adolescent-limited- and life-course-persistent-oriented groups within race, as well as the social control model of verbal ability.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto26en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJustice Quarterlyen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCauses and Prevention of Crimeen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160201en_US
dc.titleVerbal Ability and Persistent Offending: A Race-Specific Test of Moffitt’s Theoryen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
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