LIFE COURSE CRIME THEORIES AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE CRIMINOLOGY FIELD

  • Murat Gozubenli Teaching Assistant, Kayseri Polis Vocational School, Turkish National Polis Academy, Kayseri, Turkey
  • Mehmet Unal Teaching Assistant, Elmadağ Polis School, Turkish National Polis Academy Ankara, Turkey

Abstract

Early studies revealed that a relatively few “chronic” individuals are responsible for the majority of all reported violent and property offenses. Further research on individual career criminals gave birth to “life course criminology”, which try to explain why certain individuals continue on or desist from deviant behavior. In this context, this study aims to give brief introduction about the life course theories, their presumptions and their enduring value for the field of criminology.

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Published
2014-10-30
How to Cite
Gozubenli, M., & Unal, M. (2014). LIFE COURSE CRIME THEORIES AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE CRIMINOLOGY FIELD. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 10(29). https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2014.v10n29p%p