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New frontiers in criminal careers research, 2000-2011: A state-of-the-art review

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  • DeLisi, Matt
  • Piquero, Alex R.
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    Purpose The criminal career paradigm is a major research focus in criminology, and the current state-of-the-art review explicates research published between 2000 and 2011.Materials and methods Keyword searches of Science Direct, Scopus, and the National Criminal Justice Research Service produced 364 studies on criminal careers.Results A narrative meta-review summarizes essential findings on the parameters of the criminal career, investigates emerging theoretical and disciplinary extensions that utilize the criminal career framework, and identifies 16 pressing research gaps.Conclusions Although the study of criminal careers has been a dominant research area in criminology, its presence is likely to expand as research becomes more interdisciplinary and a longitudinal, biosocial perspective takes hold in the criminological sciences.

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    Volume (Year): 39 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 4 (July)
    Pages: 289-301

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