This ‘criminal careers’ special issue showcases some of the best studies by respected European researchers exploring engagement in crime over the life course. Attention to the subject has been prompted by renewed interest in why people stop offending, and the processes by which they are rehabilitated or resettled back into the community. The issue includes re-analysis of existing data and some new cohort studies. The articles examine typology of offenders, the impact of social environment and consider a range of factors such as: parental income; ADHD; violence; aggression and gender. This collection points to useful directions for future research, particularly for European longitudinal research projects.
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Farrall, S. (2010). European criminal careers research: an introduction to the special issue European Journal of Criminology, 7 (6), 419-423 DOI: 10.1177/1477370810376566
Galloway, T., & Skardhamar, T. (2010). Does parental income matter for onset of offending? European Journal of Criminology, 7 (6), 424-441 DOI: 10.1177/1477370810376569
Savolainen, J., Hurtig, T., Ebeling, H., Moilanen, I., Hughes, L., & Taanila, A. (2010). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and criminal behaviour: the role of adolescent marginalization European Journal of Criminology, 7 (6), 442-459 DOI: 10.1177/1477370810376568