The Impact of Schools and Education on Antisocial Behavior over the Lifecourse

  • Allison Ann PayneEmail author
  • Kelly Welch


Lifecourse/developmental (LCD) perspectives and theories have gained a prominent role in the examination of antisocial behavior over the last two decades. However, much of this work does not thoroughly investigate the influence of schools and education. Although there is a large body of work investigating school-related risk factors of antisocial behavior, an area of research that aligns well with the LCD perspective, education is not a primary focus in the majority of the established LCD theories. In addition, there is little work that examines the role of schools and education through a general LCD lens. This chapter will review the research that has been conducted in each of these areas and discuss possible directions for future theoretical and methodological analysis of antisocial behavior within the LCD perspective.


Lifecourse/developmental School delinquency Antisocial behavior Education and crime School risk factors 


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