Exploring race based differences in patterns of life-course criminality

Michael W. Markowitz, Christopher Salvatore

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A persistent issue facing criminologists is the challenge of developing theoretical models that provide comprehensive explanations of the onset and persistence of criminality. One promising theory to develop over the last 30 years has been life-course theory. Using multivariate analysis of variance the main question posed in this research, do elements of social development shape the trajectory of persistent offending in a race-neutral fashion, or are the dynamics shaping life-course criminality unique for people of color, was examined. The results provide a number of useful insights into the relationship between race, life-course transition factors, and longitudinal patterns of criminality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-605
Number of pages17
JournalDeviant Behavior
Issue number8
StatePublished - Sep 2012


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