This chapter seeks to provide an overview of the knowledge base regarding persistence in criminal careers. In doing so, the chapter provides an overview of the definitional issues associated with studying persistence, the various theoretical accounts of persistence, estimates of persistence, and methodological approaches to studying persistence. The chapter concludes by outlining a modest agenda for future research on persistence in criminal careers.
|Title of host publication||The Development of Persistent Criminality|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2009|
- Chronic offending
- Life-course criminology
- Offending trajectory