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Criminal Capital and the Transition to Adulthood

Abstract Life course criminology is characterized by a two-pronged approach to research. The first branch emphasizes social integration and involvement with pro-social institutions as turning points in the criminal career. The second branch of this work assesses how access to the institutions that facilitate social integration are conditioned by factors such as involvement in the criminal justice system. Theories of capital are chiefly concerned with social integration and the continuity of conventionality, conformity, and prosperity offered through social ties and social networks. Absent from life course criminology is a better understanding of how different forms of criminal capital can influence access to institutions like higher education, marri... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Moule Jr, Richard Kenneth (Author) / Decker, Scott H (Advisor) / Sweeten, Gary (Committee member) / Wallace, Danielle (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology / Criminal capital / Fatalism / Life-course / Transition to adulthood
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 190 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Criminology and Criminal Justice 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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