Blood on the Streets: The A-Z of Glasgow Crime by Robert Jeffrey

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4% vs. 6%) than nonwhite delinquents. 2% of the nonwhites and that nonwhite chronics exceed white chronics by almost 20%. For the 1958 cohort, race comparisons reveal very similar percentages which show a greater propensity of white delinquents to commit only one offense and a greater likelihood for nonwhite delinquents to be responsible for five or more offenses. Thus, about 52% of white offenders compared to 37% of nonwhite delinquents were one-time violators. On the other hand, about 15% of white delinquents, compared to 27% of nonwhite delinquents, were classified as chronic recidivists.

The delinquency careers of all boys born in 1945 who lived in Philadelphia from their tenth to their eighteenth birthdays were described, and parametric estimates of their offense rates and recidivism and desistance probabilities were computed. It is important to note that this study developed baseline cohort rates from a data source unlike any other previously investigated in this country: first offense, recidivism, and offense switching rates; offense severity escalation, disposition probabilities, and subsequent offensive behavior.

From 1968 to 1975) in a potentially very different milieu. This period coincides with America's involvement in the Vietnam War, the rise in drug use, social protest, and the like, and, thus, represents a time of great social change compared to the more tranquil adolescence of the 1945 cohort. Because of this, distinct cohort effects are quite possible, which suggests that their detection and measurement should constitute the primary focus of our analyses. In addition to birth in the year 1958, the other eligibility requirement for membership in the present cohort is identical to that of the earlier cohort-continued residence in Philadelphia at least from the age of 10 until the eighteenth birthday.

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