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Romantic Dissolution and Offending During Emerging Adulthood

Abstract Criminologists have directed significant theoretical and empirical attention toward the institution of marriage over the past two decades. Importantly, the momentum guiding this line of research has increased despite the fact that people are getting married far less often and much later in the life course than in any point in American history. The aim of this dissertation is to address this disconnect by focusing attention to nonmarital romantic relationships and their instability during emerging adulthood. To do so, it uses data from the Pathways to Desistance Study, a longitudinal study of 1,354 at-risk males and females who were adjudicated from the juvenile and adult systems in Phoenix and Philadelphia between 2000 and 2003. The project... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Larson, Matthew (Author) / Sweeten, Gary (Advisor) / Piquero, Alex (Committee member) / Spohn, Cassia (Committee member) / Wallace, Danielle (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology / Sociology / Life course / Nonmarital romantic involvement / Offending / Romantic dissolution
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 179 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Criminology and Criminal Justice 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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