A life-course perspective on girls' criminality

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dc.contributor.author Andersson, Frida
dc.contributor.author Levander, Sten
dc.contributor.author Torstensson Levander, Marie
dc.contributor.editor Andershed, Anna-Karin
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-21T13:52:49Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-01T04:30:04Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.citation 119-137 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4614-4129-8 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4614-4130-4 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/13992
dc.description.abstract Abstract This chapter explores the female patterning of crime and factors that differentiate between these patterns. The theoretical frame considers the developmental course of criminality and some common developmental pathways or trajectories. This perspective is concerned with identifying factors across people’s lives that account for both stability and change in antisocial behavior and crime. The family, school, and peer groups, expressed in social bonds and social networks, are the dominant sources of social control during childhood and adolescence and although childhood oppositional behavior tends to attenuate these important sources of social control, this is not invariably the case. The chapter has a special focus on a female pattern of crime that has not previously been given so much attention in research, namely an adulthood-onset trajectory. The overall aim is to contribute to a better understanding of factors that contribute to the development of different criminal careers among females by studying individual and social characteristics and how such factors interact to change and shape criminal involvement over two critical developmental phases: early adolescence and the transition into young adulthood for a cohort of Swedish girls. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Advancing responsible adolescent development;
dc.subject longitudinal en_US
dc.subject crime en_US
dc.subject sex differences en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject trajectories en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title A life-course perspective on girls' criminality en_US
dc.type BookChapter en_US
dc.identifier.paperprint 0 en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Health and Society en
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES en_US
dc.identifier.url http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4614-4130-4_7?null en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Girls at risk : Swedish longitudinal research on adjustment en_US
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