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The Origins of Life-Course Persistent Offending Revisited: Does Self-Control Mediate the Effect of Neuropsychological Deficits on Early-Onset Offending?

Abstract The link between childhood neuropsychological deficits and early-onset offending--the assumed precursor to life-course persistent offending--has been well established, yet the underlying mechanisms facilitating this relationship are less understood. Support is growing for the claim that self-control is a key mechanism that links neuropsychological deficits to early-onset offending. Despite this, findings are mixed with regard to the mediating effect of self-control in the relationship between neuropsychological deficits and antisocial behavior. These studies largely support the notion that self-control exerts a mediating effect on neuropsychological deficits when the offending being studied is less serious. Using data from the National Long... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Infante, Arynn Alexandria (Author) / Burt, Callie H (Advisor) / Decker, Scott (Committee member) / Young, Jacob Tn (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology / Early-Onset Offending / Life-Course Offending / Neuropsychological Deficits / Self-Control
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 54 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Criminology and Criminal Justice 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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