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Parenthood and crime: The role of wantedness, relationships with partners, and ses

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  • Giordano, Peggy C.
  • Seffrin, Patrick M.
  • Manning, Wendy D.
  • Longmore, Monica A.

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Parenthood may play a pivotal role in the criminal desistance process, but few studies have examined the conditions under which becoming a mother or father is most likely to lead to reductions in criminal behavior.

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  • Giordano, Peggy C. & Seffrin, Patrick M. & Manning, Wendy D. & Longmore, Monica A., 2011. "Parenthood and crime: The role of wantedness, relationships with partners, and ses," Journal of Criminal Justice, Elsevier, vol. 39(5), pages 405-416.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jcjust:v:39:y:2011:i:5:p:405-416
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2011.05.006
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    2. Carine Øien-Ødegaard & Torbjørn Skardhamar, 2015. "Crime and the transition to teenage parenthood," Discussion Papers 812, Statistics Norway, Research Department.
    3. Christian Weisæth Monsbakken & Torbjørn Skardhamar & Torkild Hovde Lyngstad, 2012. "Crime and the transition to parenthood. The role of sex and relationship context," Discussion Papers 673, Statistics Norway, Research Department.

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