Linking juvenile and adult patterns of criminal activity in the Providence cohort of the National Collaborative Perinatal Project

Alex R. Piquero, Stephen L. Buka

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The study of criminal careers has generated much needed information about individual patterns of criminal offending. Still, only a handful of studies have explored whether these criminal career dimensions are similar or different across race and sex. To provide further evidence on this topic, data from a prospective cohort of individuals who participated in the Providence sample of the National Collaborative Perinatal Project (NCPP) were examined with regard to patterns of prevalence, frequency, chronicity, and specialization-in-violence for the entire cohort, as well as for samples stratified by race, sex, and race-sex categorizations. In addition, demographic and juvenile offending characteristics were used to predict adult offender status. Implications for future research are also addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-272
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Criminal Justice
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2002
Externally publishedYes

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