Childhood Predictors of Desistance and Level of Persistence in Offending in Early Onset Offenders

@article{Domburgh2009ChildhoodPO,
  title={Childhood Predictors of Desistance and Level of Persistence in Offending in Early Onset Offenders},
  author={Lieke van Domburgh and Rolf Loeber and Dick P D Bezemer and Rebecca Stallings and Magda Stouthamer-Loeber},
  journal={Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={37},
  pages={967 - 980}
}
Childhood predictors of adolescent offending careers were studied in 310 boys from the longitudinal Pittsburgh Youth Study who started offending prior to age 12. Three main groups were distinguished: serious persisters (n = 95), moderately serious persisters (n = 117), desisters (n = 63), and an intermittent group (n = 35). Group membership was predicted using risk and promotive factors measured in childhood. Serious and moderately serious persisters could be distinguished well from desisters… CONTINUE READING