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Crime in the Making

Pathways and Turning Points through Life

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$38.00 • £30.95 • €34.00

ISBN 9780674176058

Publication Date: 03/15/1995


320 pages

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

4 line illustrations, 43 tables


Imaginative and forthright, a well-argued book with broad theoretical and methodological implications.—John Modell, American Journal of Sociology

Crime in the Making deserves widespread attention.—Joan McCord, Contemporary Sociology

The book’s logical organization, the authors’ parsimonious explanation of key concepts and theoretical propositions, and the comprehensive presentation of their findings interact to produce a volume that possesses a high degree of clarity and readability… Crime in the Making should be read by all developmental criminologists and those interested in the study of criminal careers.—Douglas Yearwood, Criminologist

This book will be widely read and cited, and it deserves to be. [The authors] have carefully crafted a model which addresses both stability and change in delinquency and crime over the life course, and they have done an impeccable job of testing it.—Candace Kruttschnitt, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency

Hard-headed quantitative variable-oriented statistics are skillfully blended with qualitative person-oriented studies of individual life histories. A ‘must’ for anyone interested in either criminology or life-span development, and of great interest to a much wider group of readers. Crime in the Making is destined to become a classic.—Michael Rutter, Institute of Psychiatry, University of London

No previous work offers such a systematic and theoretically informed view of delinquent and criminal involvements from adolescence through adulthood.—John Hagan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Awards & Accolades

  • 1994 Michael J. Hindelang Award, American Society of Criminology
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