The Development of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior

Theory, Research and Practical Applications

  • Julien Morizot
  • Lila Kazemian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Theoretical and Methodological Foundations of Developmental Criminology

  3. Risk, Vulnerability, Promotive, Protective, and Desistance Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Kevin M. Beaver, Joseph A. Schwartz, Jamie M. Gajos
      Pages 109-122
    3. Jean R. Séguin, Michelle Pinsonneault, Sophie Parent
      Pages 123-135
    4. Dustin A. Pardini, Rebecca Waller, Samuel W. Hawes
      Pages 201-220
    5. Frank Vitaro, Mara Brendgen, Eric Lacourse
      Pages 221-236
    6. Margaret C. Elliott, Veronique Dupéré, Tama Leventhal
      Pages 253-265
    7. Dave Miranda, Camille Blais-Rochette, Severina Borisevich
      Pages 267-281
    8. Fabienne Glowacz, Michel Born
      Pages 283-294
  4. Special Themes in Developmental Criminology

  5. Practical Applications of Research in Developmental Criminology

  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 505-505
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 539-564

About this book


This edited book summarizes the current state of knowledge on the development of criminal and antisocial behavior over the life course. It focuses mainly on the developmental perspective, which has had a paradigmatic influence on current theoretical and empirical works in criminology. Drawing on a multidisciplinary perspective, the book explores:

(a) the fundamental concepts of developmental criminology;
(b) the risk and protective factors, as well as developmental processes, related to the most salient personal (e.g., genetics, personality) and environmental (e.g., family, peers, school, neighborhood) domains explaining the onset, development and desistance from criminal and antisocial behavior over the life course;
(c) the developmental issues related to a number a special themes (e.g., female criminality, street gangs, sex offending, substance use) and;
(d) the applied and policy implications of research in developmental criminology.

In each chapter, prominent researchers from different disciplines such as criminology and psychology summarize the state of knowledge on a specific topic and offer recommendations for future research needs.

This volume is a valuable resource for researchers studying criminology and criminal justice, as well as related fields such as psychology, psychiatry, sociology and public policy.


Antisocial Behavior Criminological Theory Development of Aggressive Behavior Developmental Criminology Juvenile Delinquency Life-Course Criminology

Editors and affiliations

  • Julien Morizot
    • 1
  • Lila Kazemian
    • 2
  1. 1.School of PsychoeducationUniversity of MontrealMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Department of SociologyJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNYNew YorkUSA

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