Advertisement

Offending from Childhood to Young Adulthood

Recent Results from the Pittsburgh Youth Study

  • Wesley G. Jennings
  • Rolf Loeber
  • Dustin A. Pardini
  • Alex R. Piquero
  • David P. Farrington

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Criminology book series (BRIEFSCRIMINOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Wesley G. Jennings, Rolf Loeber, Dustin A. Pardini, Alex R. Piquero, David P. Farrington
    Pages 1-3
  3. Wesley G. Jennings, Rolf Loeber, Dustin A. Pardini, Alex R. Piquero, David P. Farrington
    Pages 5-18
  4. Wesley G. Jennings, Rolf Loeber, Dustin A. Pardini, Alex R. Piquero, David P. Farrington
    Pages 19-32
  5. Wesley G. Jennings, Rolf Loeber, Dustin A. Pardini, Alex R. Piquero, David P. Farrington
    Pages 33-44
  6. Wesley G. Jennings, Rolf Loeber, Dustin A. Pardini, Alex R. Piquero, David P. Farrington
    Pages 45-53
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 55-74

About this book

Introduction

This Brief examines criminal careers by providing the most extensive and comprehensive investigation to date on the official offending, self-reported offending, and trajectories of offending of the Pittsburgh Youth Study (PYS) participants.  The PYS is a longitudinal study, which was initiated in 1987, and involves repeated follow-ups on several community cohorts (starting in grades 1, 4, and 7) of inner-city boys in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  This Brief covers the Youngest and Oldest PYS cohorts (which had the most follow-up and most data available) from ages 10-30. It provides the most complete descriptive analyses of the criminal careers of these males to date.
  

The three cohorts are commonly referred to as the Youngest, Middle, and Oldest cohorts, respectively.  Consistent with several prior publications with the PYS data (Loeber et al., 2008), this book focuses only on data from the Youngest and Oldest cohorts as these cohorts were followed up the most frequently and have the longest time window of data available. 

It will be of interest to researchers in Criminology and Criminal Justice, as well as related fields like Sociology, Developmental Psychology, Social Policy, and Education.

Keywords

Pittsburgh Youth Study (PYS) Longitudinal Study Developmental and Life-Course Criminology Criminal Careers Offending Trajectory Self-Reported Criminal Offending Evidence-Based Crime Research

Authors and affiliations

  • Wesley G. Jennings
    • 1
  • Rolf Loeber
    • 2
  • Dustin A. Pardini
    • 3
  • Alex R. Piquero
    • 4
  • David P. Farrington
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of CriminologyUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  3. 3.Arizona State UniversityUSA
  4. 4.CriminologyUniversity of Texas at DallasRichardsonUSA
  5. 5.Cambridge UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25966-6
  • Copyright Information The Authors 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-25965-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-25966-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-8533
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-8541
  • Buy this book on publisher's site