Delinquency Careers in Two Birth Cohorts

  • Paul E. Tracy
  • Marvin E. Wolfgang
  • Robert M. Figlio

Part of the The Plenum Series in Crime and Justice book series (PSIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Paul E. Tracy, Marvin E. Wolfgang, Robert M. Figlio
    Pages 1-4
  3. Paul E. Tracy, Marvin E. Wolfgang, Robert M. Figlio
    Pages 5-12
  4. Paul E. Tracy, Marvin E. Wolfgang, Robert M. Figlio
    Pages 13-20
  5. Paul E. Tracy, Marvin E. Wolfgang, Robert M. Figlio
    Pages 21-35
  6. Paul E. Tracy, Marvin E. Wolfgang, Robert M. Figlio
    Pages 37-56
  7. Paul E. Tracy, Marvin E. Wolfgang, Robert M. Figlio
    Pages 57-79
  8. Paul E. Tracy, Marvin E. Wolfgang, Robert M. Figlio
    Pages 81-97
  9. Paul E. Tracy, Marvin E. Wolfgang, Robert M. Figlio
    Pages 99-112
  10. Paul E. Tracy, Marvin E. Wolfgang, Robert M. Figlio
    Pages 113-174
  11. Paul E. Tracy, Marvin E. Wolfgang, Robert M. Figlio
    Pages 175-211
  12. Paul E. Tracy, Marvin E. Wolfgang, Robert M. Figlio
    Pages 213-243
  13. Paul E. Tracy, Marvin E. Wolfgang, Robert M. Figlio
    Pages 245-272
  14. Paul E. Tracy, Marvin E. Wolfgang, Robert M. Figlio
    Pages 273-298
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 299-308

About this book

Introduction

Delinquency in a Birth Cohort, published in 1972, was the first criminologi­ cal birth cohort study in the United States. Nils Christie, in Unge norske lovorertredere, had done the first such study as his dissertation at the University of Oslo in 1960. Professor Thorsten Sellin was the inspiration for the U.S. study. He could read Norwegian, and I could a little because I studied at the University of Oslo in my graduate years. Our interest in pursuing a birth cohort study in the United States was fostered by the encouragement of Saleem Shah who awarded us a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to begin our birth cohort studies at the University of Pennsylvania by investigating the delinquency of the 1945 cohort. We studied this group of 9,945 boys extensively through official criminal history and school records of their juvenile years. Subsequently, we followed up the cohort as adults using both adult arrest histories and an interview of a sample of the cohort. Our follow-up study was published as From Boy to Man, From Delinquen­ cy to Crime in 1987.

Keywords

Cohort Study Delinquency IRA Mental Health Nation criminology health interview police school state university

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul E. Tracy
    • 1
  • Marvin E. Wolfgang
    • 2
  • Robert M. Figlio
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Criminal JusticeNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Sellin Center for Studies in Criminology and Criminal Law, Wharton SchoolUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.University of California, RiversideRiversideUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-7050-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-7052-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-7050-5
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