Some Future Trajectories for Life Course Criminology

D. Wayne Osgood

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This chapter focuses on life course criminology, and particularly the relationship between crime and age as expressed in the age-crime curve. It considers within-individual differences such as persistence and desistance, and the impact of life transitions, such as marriage and entering the workforce, on offending. It advocates future studies on the explanation of the age-crime curve, and particularly changes in within-individual explanations rather than permanent individual differences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Future of Criminology
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199950430
ISBN (Print)9780199917938
StatePublished - Sep 20 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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