Cohort Studies in Criminology

  • Paul E. Tracy
  • Marvin E. Wolfgang
  • Robert M. Figlio
Part of the The Plenum Series in Crime and Justice book series (PSIC)


The present longitudinal research concerning the comparative delinquency careers of males in two large birth cohorts must be viewed within an historical criminological context. The discipline has only recently embraced the investigation of criminal careers using the longitudinal method, although the desirability of investigating the criminal behavior of cohorts has been indicated in the literature for a very long time.


Birth Cohort Birth Cohort Study Criminal Career Criminal Statistic Violent Delinquent 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

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

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