THE BEHAVIOURAL TRAJECTORY
“Delinquent behaviour embedded in mutually reinforcing networks”.
“Behavioural trajectory that predicts increasing involvement in
delinquency and crime”.
Weak attachment leads to delinquent associations that lead to
delinquent behavior that influences friendship choices.
Weak attachment leads to delinquent peers which contributes to
further weakened attachment
Thornberry says that as kids reach mid-teens, parental influences
weaken, and peer influences strengthen.
In late adolescence or early adulthood, employment, marriage, university may str