Cover: Crime in the Making: Pathways and Turning Points through Life, from Harvard University PressCover: Crime in the Making in PAPERBACK

Crime in the Making

Pathways and Turning Points through Life

Add to Cart

Product Details

PAPERBACK

$38.00 • £30.95 • €34.00

ISBN 9780674176058

Publication Date: 03/15/1995

Short

320 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

4 line illustrations, 43 tables

World

This new explanation of crime over the life course provides an important foundation for rethinking contemporary theory and criminal justice policy. It is based on the reanalysis of a classic set of data: Unraveling Juvenile Delinquency, Sheldon and Eleanor Gluecks’ mid-twentieth-century study of 500 delinquents and 500 nondelinquents from childhood to adulthood. Several years ago, Robert Sampson and John Laub dusted off sixty cartons of the Gleucks’ data that had been stored in the basement of the Harvard Law School. After a lengthy process of recoding and reanalyzing these data, they developed and tested a theory of informal social control that acknowledges the importance of childhood behavior but rejects the implication that adult social factors have little relevance.

Awards & Accolades

  • 1994 Michael J. Hindelang Award, American Society of Criminology
The Digital Loeb Classical Library [logo and text on gray background]

From Our Blog

Jacket: The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, by Anthony Abraham Jack, from Harvard University Press

Book Club Spotlight: The Privileged Poor

As students around the world deliberate their options for further education, only made more challenging in a pandemic, we’re reminded that getting in is only half the battle. In The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, Anthony Abraham Jack asks how—and why—do disadvantaged students struggle at elite colleges? What can schools can do differently if these students are to thrive? As back to school season begins, we spoke to two university book clubs that read and discussed The Privileged Poor this summer.