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The effects of social ties on crime vary by criminal propensity: A life-course model of interdependence

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Entner Wright, BR; Caspi, A; Moffitt, TE; Silva, PA
Published in: Criminology
January 1, 2001

Previous studies have explained the transition from criminal propensity in youth to criminal behavior in adulthood with hypotheses of enduring criminal propensity, unique social causation, and cumulative social disadvantage. In this article we develop an additional hypothesis derived from the life-course concept of interdependence: The effects of social ties on crime vary as a function of individuals' propsensity for crime. We tested these four hypotheses with data from the Dunedin Study. In support of life-course interdependence, prosocial ties, such as education, employment, family ties, and partnerships, deterred crime, and antisocial ties, such as delinquent peers, promoted crime, most strongly among low self-control individuals. Our findings bear implications for theories and policies of crime.

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Criminology

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0011-1384

Publication Date

January 1, 2001

Volume

39

Issue

2

Start / End Page

321 / 348

Related Subject Headings

  • Criminology
  • 4402 Criminology
  • 2203 Philosophy
  • 2201 Applied Ethics
  • 1602 Criminology
 

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Entner Wright, B. R., Caspi, A., Moffitt, T. E., & Silva, P. A. (2001). The effects of social ties on crime vary by criminal propensity: A life-course model of interdependence. Criminology, 39(2), 321–348. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-9125.2001.tb00925.x
Entner Wright, B. R., A. Caspi, T. E. Moffitt, and P. A. Silva. “The effects of social ties on crime vary by criminal propensity: A life-course model of interdependence.” Criminology 39, no. 2 (January 1, 2001): 321–48. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-9125.2001.tb00925.x.
Entner Wright BR, Caspi A, Moffitt TE, Silva PA. The effects of social ties on crime vary by criminal propensity: A life-course model of interdependence. Criminology. 2001 Jan 1;39(2):321–48.
Entner Wright, B. R., et al. “The effects of social ties on crime vary by criminal propensity: A life-course model of interdependence.” Criminology, vol. 39, no. 2, Jan. 2001, pp. 321–48. Scopus, doi:10.1111/j.1745-9125.2001.tb00925.x.
Entner Wright BR, Caspi A, Moffitt TE, Silva PA. The effects of social ties on crime vary by criminal propensity: A life-course model of interdependence. Criminology. 2001 Jan 1;39(2):321–348.
Journal cover image

Published In

Criminology

DOI

ISSN

0011-1384

Publication Date

January 1, 2001

Volume

39

Issue

2

Start / End Page

321 / 348

Related Subject Headings

  • Criminology
  • 4402 Criminology
  • 2203 Philosophy
  • 2201 Applied Ethics
  • 1602 Criminology