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Author Giordano, Peggy C.

Title Legacies of crime : a follow-up of the children of highly delinquent girls and boys / Peggy C. Giordano
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010


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Description xii, 251 pages ; 24 cm
Series Cambridge studies in criminology
Cambridge studies in criminology.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Literature review and conceptual framework; 3. The Ohio Life Course study; 4. OLS adult respondents: offending, surviving, parenting; 5. How have the OLS children fared?; 6. The intergenerational transmission process; 7. 'Success stories': it's all relative; 8. Theoretical and policy implications of the OLS study
Summary "Legacies of Crime explores the lives of seriously delinquent girls and boys in the United States who were followed over a twenty-year period as they grew to adulthood. In-depth interviews with these women and men and their children - a majority now adolescents themselves - depict the adults' economic and social disadvantages and continued criminal involvement, and in turn the unique vulnerabilities of their children. Giordano identifies family dynamics that foster the intergenerational transmission of crime, violence, and drug abuse, rejecting the notion that such continuities are based solely on genetic similarities or even lax, inconsistent parenting. The author breaks new ground in directly exploring - and in the process revising - the basic tenets of classic social learning theories, and confronting the complications associated with the parent's gender. Legacies of Crime also identifies factors associated with resilience in the face of what is often a formidable package of risks favoring intergenerational continuity"--Provided by publisher
Analysis Children at risk
Delinquent girls
Intergenerational transmission of crime
Juvenile delinquency research
Parental influence
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Children of criminals -- United States -- Longitudinal studies.
Criminal behavior -- United States -- Longitudinal studies.
Juvenile delinquency -- United States -- Longitudinal studies.
Juvenile delinquents -- Family relationships -- United States -- Longitudinal studies.
Juvenile delinquents -- Family relationships -- United States.
Juvenile delinquents -- United States -- Longitudinal studies.
Parental influences -- United States -- Longitudinal studies.
LC no. 2010000463
ISBN 9780521705516 (paperback)
9780521879712 (hbk.)
Other Titles Legacies of crime