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Developmental And Life Course Studies In Delinquency And Crime: A Review Of Contemporary Dutch Research Paul Niewbeerta

Developmental And Life Course Studies In Delinquency And Crime: A Review Of Contemporary Dutch Research

Paul Niewbeerta

Published November 1st 2006
ISBN : 9789054547310
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This book brings together some of the best empirical studies in Dutch Development and Life Course research. Developmental and Life Course (DLC) criminology is an exciting and rapidly growing research area within the larger field of criminology. DLCMoreThis book brings together some of the best empirical studies in Dutch Development and Life Course research. Developmental and Life Course (DLC) criminology is an exciting and rapidly growing research area within the larger field of criminology. DLC focuses on explaining the development of anti-social, delinquent, and criminal behavior from childhood to adulthood. In doing so, DLC embraces insights from a wide range of academic disciplines including behavioral genetics, developmental psychology and psychiatry, criminology, and life course sociology. Much of DLC research is based on Anglo-American data. The number of longitudinal studies and researchers on DLC topics in the Netherlands, however, is substantial and increasing. Based on first-rate Dutch research, this book covers major topics in DLC. These include the role of individual characteristics, family environment, and peers in delinquent development, as well as whether life events and interventions can act as turning points and reroute developmental trajectories. The book provides a useful introduction to DLC for researchers and students in criminology, psychology, psychiatry, and related disciplines, interested in the way criminal behavior progresses over time.