ISSUES IN THE PREDICTION OF ADULT CRIMINALITY

ISSUES IN THE PREDICTION OF ADULT CRIMINALITY A report of research on a large, citywide US sample of black and white youths using official police records of juvenile delinquency status to predict adult criminality as revealed by FBI records of an adult arrest. Eight predictive criteria and six operationalised definitions of delinquency were related to three types of adult arrest record. Certain predictive criteria were found to be best for certain adult outcomes while others were best for different outcomes. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0144-333X
DOI
10.1108/eb014251
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Abstract

A report of research on a large, citywide US sample of black and white youths using official police records of juvenile delinquency status to predict adult criminality as revealed by FBI records of an adult arrest. Eight predictive criteria and six operationalised definitions of delinquency were related to three types of adult arrest record. Certain predictive criteria were found to be best for certain adult outcomes while others were best for different outcomes.

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International Journal of Sociology and Social PolicyEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1987

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