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Criminal Career Paradigm

  • By: Alex R. Piquero, Wesley G. Jennings & Jennifer Reingle
  • In: Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory
  • Edited by: Francis T. Cullen & Pamela Wilcox
  • Subject:Criminological Theory (general)

The criminal career can be construed as the “characterization of the longitudinal sequence of crimes committed by an individual offender” (Blumstein et al., 1986, p. 12). An important assumption underlying the criminal career paradigm is that individuals start their criminal ...

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