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Chapter 1

SOCI 421 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Process Variable


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCI 421
Professor
Tamara Humphrey
Chapter
1

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Data$on$500$delinquent$+$500$non-delinquent$boys
Discovery$of$Unravelling$Juvenile$Delinquency
Longitudinal$vs.$cross-sectional$research
Age-crime$relationship
Criminal$behavior$entirely$explained$by$childhood$
temperament/socialization
Discount$individual$change$and$adult$life$events?
Develop/test$a$theoretical$modal$accounting$for$unfolding$of$unsocial$
behavior$in$childhood
Childhood$antisocial$behavior
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Adolescent$delinquency
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Criminality$in$adulthood
§
Account$for
Would$provide$support$-use$UJD$data
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Use$longitudinal$data$to$test$this$model
Aim:$
'understand$present$to$understand$past'
Contributes$to$the$discussion$of$race$&$drugs
Historical$Analysis
Criminal$Career$Debate
Disagree$with$the$focus$on$incerceration$as$the$solution$to$the$crime$problem
Idea$of$multiple$intervention$points
Government$should$strenghten$all$basic$institutions
Preoccupation$with$Incarceration
Chapter$1:$Toward$an$age-graded$theory
Relationship$between$age/crime
Link$between$structural$variables/$social$process$variables
Informal$social$control$
Key$elements
Age$crime$curve
Aggregate$'age$specific'$crime$rate
Neglected$to$focus$on$later,$adult$behavior
Failure$to$address$life-course$implications
Led$to$a$focus$on$childhood
Age$matters
Background
Monday,$February$8,$2016
11:46$AM
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