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The Development of Persistent Criminality$
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Joanne Savage

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195310313

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310313.001.0001

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Methodological Issues in the Study of Persistence in Offending

Methodological Issues in the Study of Persistence in Offending

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(p.271) CHAPTER 13 Methodological Issues in the Study of Persistence in Offending
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The Development of Persistent Criminality
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Alex R. Piquero

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310313.003.0013

This chapter seeks to provide an overview of the knowledge base regarding persistence in criminal careers. In doing so, the chapter provides an overview of the definitional issues associated with studying persistence, the various theoretical accounts of persistence, estimates of persistence, and methodological approaches to studying persistence. The chapter concludes by outlining a modest agenda for future research on persistence in criminal careers.

Keywords:   offending trajectory, crime, chronic offending, desistance, life-course criminology, measurement, persistence

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