Adult Family Relationships and Desistance from Crime

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dc.contributor.author Forrest, Walter
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-18T11:48:53Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-18T11:48:53Z
dc.date.issued 2007-03-29
dc.identifier.other 490667929 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10900/67182
dc.identifier.uri http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-dspace-671828 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-8602
dc.description.abstract Despite considerable evidence that certain life-course transitions can play a significant role in helping some offenders abandon crime, several fundamental issues remain unresolved. In this dissertation, I examine the links between crime and two lifecourse transitions related to the development of families in adulthood: cohabitation and marriage. Using data from the National Youth Survey (NYS), I investigate the extent to which both types of relationships can contribute to desistance. I then evaluate the major theoretical mechanisms through which marriage is most likely to promote behavioral change. Finally, I examine the degree to which these relationships foster desistance for both men and women. Results indicate that marriage has the capacity to promote desistance, whereas cohabitation does not, and that the effects of marriage on crime are conditional on both the social orientation of the spouse and the quality of the marital relationship. These and other results are mostly consistent with social control and social learning theories of crime and desistance. In addition, the results of the analyses indicate that the effects of marriage on crime are similar among men and women. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.subject.classification Kriminalität , Familie , Eheschließung , Eheähnliche Gemeinschaft , Ausstieg de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 360 de_DE
dc.subject.other Desistance en
dc.title Adult Family Relationships and Desistance from Crime en
dc.type Buch (Monographie) de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Kriminologie de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet Kriminologisches Repository de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet Kriminologisches Repository de_DE
utue.opus.portal kdoku de_DE

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