R. H. Paternoster

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Criminologists are ofren interested in examining interactive effects within a regression context. For example, “holding other relevant factors constant, is the effect of delinquent peers on one’s own delinquent conduct the same for males and females?” or “is the effect of a given treatment program comparable between first-time and repeat offenders?” A(More)
This Article discusses the deterrence of crime through sanctions. It begins with a brief intellectual history of deterrence theory in the work of Cesare Beccaria and Jeremy Bentham, two Enlightenment philosophers who created the conceptual foundation for later deterrence and rational choice theory. Although a prominent intellectual current by the end of the(More)
Using a sample of college students, we apply the general theory of crime and the lifestyle/routine activities framework to assess the effects of individual and situational factors on seven types of cybercrime victimization. The results indicate that neither individual nor situational characteristics consistently impacted the likelihood of being victimized(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the cumulative proportion of youth who self-report having been arrested or taken into custody for illegal or delinquent offenses (excluding arrests for minor traffic violations) from ages 8 to 23 years. METHODS Self-reported arrest history data (excluding arrests for minor traffic violations) from the National Longitudinal Survey of(More)
On the basis of prior research findings that employed youth, and especially intensively employed youth, have higher rates of delinquent behavior and lower academic achievement, scholars have called for limits on the maximum number of hours per week that teenagers are allowed to work. We use the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 to assess the claim(More)
Approximately one third of U.S. high-school freshmen do not earn their high-school diploma on time. For African-American and Hispanic students, this figure nearly reaches one half. The long-term economic consequences of dropping out of school for both the student and the larger community have been well documented. It has also been argued that school(More)
This article examines the well-documented relationship between early initiation or onset of criminal behavior and a heightened risk of involvement in offending. Previous research examining this question conducted by Nagin and Farrington (Criminology 30:235-260, 1992a; Criminology 30:501-523, 1992b) used data from the Cambridge Study in Delinquent(More)
Title of Dissertation: A RE-ANALYSIS OF THE ROLE OF RACE IN THE FEDERAL DEATH PENALTY SYSTEM Brett Chapman, Doctor of Philosophy, 2009 Dissertation Directed by: Dr. Raymond Paternoster Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice The death penalty, as the ultimate sanction, has always served as a source of great debate and remains one of the most(More)
Title: DETENTION AND DOSAGE: UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECTS OF INCARCERATION ON FIRSTTIME ARRESTEE JUVENILE DELINQUENTS Kathryn Ruth Noe Master of Arts, 2009 Thesis directed by: Dr. Raymond Paternoster Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice This thesis examines the relationship between detention and future recidivism for first-time arrestee juvenile(More)
Title: MECHANISMS OF JUVENILE TRANSFER: VARIATIONS IN INCARCERATION AND SENTENCE LENGTH IN CRIMINAL COURT Benta Katrine Samuelson Master of Arts, 2010 Thesis Directed By: Dr. Brian Johnson Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice The judge’s ability to transfer a juvenile to adult court through judicial waiver has been in existence since the inception(More)