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Author Welch, Kristen L
Title Late Onset Offending and Substance Use : Findings from the NYSFS
Imprint El Paso : LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC, 2012
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (194 pages)
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Series Criminal Justice: Recent Scholarship
Criminal Justice: Recent Scholarship
Note Intro -- CONTENTS -- List of Tables -- CHAPTER 1: The Ambiguity of Late Onset -- CHAPTER 2: Life Course Criminology and Offending Trajectories -- CHAPTER 3: Adolescent Onset of Problem Behaviors -- CHAPTER 4: Adult Onset of Problem Behaviors -- CHAPTER 5: Theoretical Explanations of Late Onset -- CHAPTER 6: Methodological Issues in Studying Late Onset -- CHAPTER 7: Designing a Study of Late Onset -- CHAPTER 8: Identifying Early, Normative, and Late Onset: Findings from the NYSFS -- CHAPTER 9: Predictors of Early, Normative and Late Onset: Patterns of Initiation for Substance Use and Offending -- CHAPTER 10: Late Onset: Mountain or Molehill? -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- References -- Index
Welch analyzes findings from the National Youth Survey Family Study (NYSFS) to determine the frequency and predictors of late onset offending and other problem behaviors in adulthood. She clarifies the conceptualization of late onset, to investigate the contradictions in findings concerning its occurrence, and to determine which factors are significant predictors of late onset. Findings suggest that late onset substance use is rare and late onset offending is even rarer (less than .1% of respondents and less than 1% of all offenders). Due to the rarity of these events, it is extremely difficult to identify salient predictors. The strongest predictor of late onset offending is prior offending, suggesting that serious measures are not valid measures of late onset offending, but rather identify a continuation of offending from minor to more serious offenses
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Welch, Kristen L Late Onset Offending and Substance Use : Findings from the NYSFS El Paso : LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC,c2012 9781593325015
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