Criminal Careers of Serious Delinquents in Two Cities
Publication Date: July 2004
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Longitudinal analysis; Juvenile offenders; Criminal behavior; Measurement
Coverage: Pennsylvania Arizona
Because different methods for studying criminal behavior all suffer from important limitations, it is useful to apply different methodologies to the same population whenever possible. In this analysis, we examine the relationships between self-report and official record-based measures of offending activity using populations of adolescent serious offenders in Phoenix, Arizona, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.