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Catching Up in Crime? Long-Term Processes of Recidivism Across Gender
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Criminology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6191-7002
2016 (English)In: Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology, ISSN 2199-4641, Vol. 2, no 3, 371-395 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

While males are heavily overrepresented in almost every crime category that may lead to a conviction, there is ambiguity in the predictive value of gender on recidivism patterns over the life course. By using a complete Swedish birth cohort born in 1965, the present study is able to examine the long-term recidivism patterns in a substantial number of convicted males (N = 27,071) and females (N = 7531) followed up to age 47. The aims are to (1) examine the extent to which long-term recidivism patterns are similar in males and females and (2) assess the predictive power of gender on recidivism as these males and females accumulate additional convictions over the course of their lives.

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2016. Vol. 2, no 3, 371-395 p.
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Developmental and life course criminology, Gender, Criminal history, Event history analysis, Repeated events
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-134838DOI: 10.1007/s40865-016-0035-4OAI: diva2:1038992
Available from: 2016-10-20 Created: 2016-10-20 Last updated: 2016-12-21Bibliographically approved

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