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Self-control and criminal career dimensions

Publication ,  Journal Article
Piquero, AR; Moffitt, TE; Wright, BE
Published in: Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice
February 1, 2007

The criminal career paradigm parcels offenders' careers into multiple dimensions, including participation, frequency, persistence, seriousness, career length, and desistance, and each dimension may have different causes. In a forceful critique of this perspective, Gottfredson and Hirschi claim that low self-control equally predicts all dimensions of criminal behavior and that its effect holds steady across types of people, including both men and women. This study examines the link between low self-control and the career dimensions of participation, frequency, persistence, and desistance from crime. Analyses also investigate whether self-control distinguishes between persistence and desistance. Using data from 985 participants in the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Human Development Study, the authors found overall support for Gottfredson and Hirschi's position. © 2007 Sage Publications.

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Published In

Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice

DOI

EISSN

1552-5406

ISSN

1043-9862

Publication Date

February 1, 2007

Volume

23

Issue

1

Start / End Page

72 / 89

Related Subject Headings

  • Criminology
  • 4805 Legal systems
  • 4804 Law in context
  • 4402 Criminology
  • 1801 Law
  • 1602 Criminology
 

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Piquero, A. R., Moffitt, T. E., & Wright, B. E. (2007). Self-control and criminal career dimensions. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 23(1), 72–89. https://doi.org/10.1177/1043986206298949
Piquero, A. R., T. E. Moffitt, and B. E. Wright. “Self-control and criminal career dimensions.” Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 23, no. 1 (February 1, 2007): 72–89. https://doi.org/10.1177/1043986206298949.
Piquero AR, Moffitt TE, Wright BE. Self-control and criminal career dimensions. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. 2007 Feb 1;23(1):72–89.
Piquero, A. R., et al. “Self-control and criminal career dimensions.” Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, vol. 23, no. 1, Feb. 2007, pp. 72–89. Scopus, doi:10.1177/1043986206298949.
Piquero AR, Moffitt TE, Wright BE. Self-control and criminal career dimensions. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. 2007 Feb 1;23(1):72–89.
Journal cover image

Published In

Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice

DOI

EISSN

1552-5406

ISSN

1043-9862

Publication Date

February 1, 2007

Volume

23

Issue

1

Start / End Page

72 / 89

Related Subject Headings

  • Criminology
  • 4805 Legal systems
  • 4804 Law in context
  • 4402 Criminology
  • 1801 Law
  • 1602 Criminology