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Author Giordano, Peggy C

Title Legacies of crime : a follow-up of the children of highly delinquent girls and boys / Peggy C. Giordano

Publ Info New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Library  HV9104 .G549 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  HV9104 G549 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  HV9104 .G549 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Cambridge studies in criminology
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Literature review and conceptual framework; 3. The Ohio Life Course study; 4. OLS adult respondents: offending, surviving, parenting; 5. How have the OLS children fared?; 6. The intergenerational transmission process; 7. 'Success stories': it's all relative; 8. Theoretical and policy implications of the OLS study
Note "Legacies of Crime explores the lives of seriously delinquent girls and boys in the United States who were followed over a twenty-year period as they grew to adulthood. In-depth interviews with these women and men and their children - a majority now adolescents themselves - depict the adults' economic and social disadvantages and continued criminal involvement, and in turn the unique vulnerabilities of their children. Giordano identifies family dynamics that foster the intergenerational transmission of crime, violence, and drug abuse, rejecting the notion that such continuities are based solely on genetic similarities or even lax, inconsistent parenting. The author breaks new ground in directly exploring - and in the process revising - the basic tenets of classic social learning theories, and confronting the complications associated with the parent's gender. Legacies of Crime also identifies factors associated with resilience in the face of what is often a formidable package of risks favoring intergenerational continuity"--Provided by publisher
LC subject Juvenile delinquents -- United States -- Longitudinal studies
Juvenile delinquents -- Family relationships -- United States
Juvenile delinquency -- United States -- Longitudinal studies
Criminal behavior -- United States -- Longitudinal studies
ISBN 9780521879712 (hardback)
052187971X (hardback)