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Males on the life-course-persistent and adolescence-limited antisocial pathways: follow-up at age 26 years.

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Moffitt, TE; Caspi, A; Harrington, H; Milne, BJ
Published in: Development and psychopathology
January 2002

This article reports a comparison on outcomes of 26-year-old males who were defined several years ago in the Dunedin longitudinal study as exhibiting childhood-onset versus adolescent-onset antisocial behavior and who were indistinguishable on delinquent offending in adolescence. Previous studies of these groups in childhood and adolescence showed that childhood-onset delinquents had inadequate parenting, neurocognitive problems, undercontrolled temperament, severe hyperactivity, psychopathic personality traits, and violent behavior. Adolescent-onset delinquents were not distinguished by these features. Here followed to age 26 years, the childhood-onset delinquents were the most elevated on psychopathic personality traits, mental-health problems, substance dependence, numbers of children, financial problems, work problems, and drug-related and violent crime, including violence against women and children. The adolescent-onset delinquents at 26 years were less extreme but elevated on impulsive personality traits, mental-health problems, substance dependence, financial problems, and property offenses. A third group of men who had been aggressive as children but not very delinquent as adolescents emerged as low-level chronic offenders who were anxious, depressed, socially isolated, and had financial and work problems. These findings support the theory of life-course-persistent and adolescence-limited antisocial behavior but also extend it. Findings recommend intervention with all aggressive children and with all delinquent adolescents, to prevent a variety of maladjustments in adult life.

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Development and psychopathology

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EISSN

1469-2198

ISSN

0954-5794

Publication Date

January 2002

Volume

14

Issue

1

Start / End Page

179 / 207

Related Subject Headings

  • Violence
  • Socialization
  • Risk Factors
  • Psychosocial Deprivation
  • Personality Development
  • Personality Assessment
  • New Zealand
  • Male
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Internal-External Control
 

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Moffitt, T. E., Caspi, A., Harrington, H., & Milne, B. J. (2002). Males on the life-course-persistent and adolescence-limited antisocial pathways: follow-up at age 26 years. Development and Psychopathology, 14(1), 179–207. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0954579402001104
Moffitt, Terrie E., Avshalom Caspi, Honalee Harrington, and Barry J. Milne. “Males on the life-course-persistent and adolescence-limited antisocial pathways: follow-up at age 26 years.Development and Psychopathology 14, no. 1 (January 2002): 179–207. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0954579402001104.
Moffitt TE, Caspi A, Harrington H, Milne BJ. Males on the life-course-persistent and adolescence-limited antisocial pathways: follow-up at age 26 years. Development and psychopathology. 2002 Jan;14(1):179–207.
Moffitt, Terrie E., et al. “Males on the life-course-persistent and adolescence-limited antisocial pathways: follow-up at age 26 years.Development and Psychopathology, vol. 14, no. 1, Jan. 2002, pp. 179–207. Epmc, doi:10.1017/s0954579402001104.
Moffitt TE, Caspi A, Harrington H, Milne BJ. Males on the life-course-persistent and adolescence-limited antisocial pathways: follow-up at age 26 years. Development and psychopathology. 2002 Jan;14(1):179–207.
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Published In

Development and psychopathology

DOI

EISSN

1469-2198

ISSN

0954-5794

Publication Date

January 2002

Volume

14

Issue

1

Start / End Page

179 / 207

Related Subject Headings

  • Violence
  • Socialization
  • Risk Factors
  • Psychosocial Deprivation
  • Personality Development
  • Personality Assessment
  • New Zealand
  • Male
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Internal-External Control