Within-Person Change and Theories of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology

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Allen, Jacqueline
Williams, Corrie
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Malvaso, Catia

McGee, Tara Renae

Homel, Ross

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2023
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Within-person change and within-person processes are central concepts in theory and research in developmental and life-course criminology (DLC). Within-person processes refer to any changes that happen within a person over time. In this chapter we argue that understanding within-person change is central to understanding the development of antisocial behaviour, a key concern of developmental and life-course theory. However, developmental and life-course research often uses statistical models that emphasise differences between people, rather than changes within people. In this chapter, we aim to showcase the potential of within-person methods to answer critical questions about the development of offending and antisocial behaviour and to push the DLC field forward. We provide a critical overview of various ways in which within-person change is described and tested in developmental and life-course criminology. We then set out some opportunities for a within-persons perspective for developmental and life-course researchers and some of the challenges involved. We suggest that the key to using within-person methods to advance DLC lies with creative thinking about theory, hypotheses, data collection, and statistical modelling. Finally, we suggest that a within-persons perspective can offer the opportunity to test new hypotheses from theory and help develop substantive areas of developmental and life-course criminology research, such as how risk factors accumulate.

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Frontiers in Developmental and Life-course Criminology Methodological Innovation and Social Benefit

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Frontiers in Developmental and Life-Course Criminology: Methodological Innovation and Social Benefit on 24 November 2023, available online: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781003294740. It is deposited under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.

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Allen, J; Williams, C, Within-Person Change and Theories of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology, Frontiers in Developmental and Life-course Criminology Methodological Innovation and Social Benefit, 2023, 1st, pp. 34-44

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