Taking Stock of Delinquency

An Overview of Findings from Contemporary Longitudinal Studies

  • Terence P. Thornberry
  • Marvin D. Krohn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Terence P. Thornberry, Marvin D. Krohn
    Pages 1-9
  3. Terence P. Thornberry, Alan J. Lizotte, Marvin D. Krohn, Carolyn A. Smith, Pamela K. Porter
    Pages 11-46
  4. David Huizinga, Anne Wylie Weiher, Rachele Espiritu, Finn Esbensen
    Pages 47-91
  5. Rolf Loeber, David P. Farrington, Magda Stouthamer-Loeber, Terrie E. Moffitt, Avshalom Caspi, Helene Raskin White et al.
    Pages 93-136
  6. Howard B. Kaplan
    Pages 185-204
  7. Richard E. Tremblay, Frank Vitaro, Daniel Nagin, Linda Pagani, Jean R. Séguin
    Pages 205-254
  8. J. David Hawkins, Brian H. Smith, Karl G. Hill, Rick Kosterman, Richard F. Catalano, Robert D. Abbott
    Pages 255-312
  9. Marvin D. Krohn, Terence P. Thornberry
    Pages 313-326
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 327-332

About this book


Taking Stock in Delinquency is the comprehensive synthesis of the empirical findings of seven important ongoing longitudinal studies of delinquency. The seven projects included in this volume represent much of the diversity found in individual-based panel studies of antisocial behavior. Individually and collectively, the results of these investigations have been published in a wide range of disciplinary outlets, thus making it difficult to identify common themes and general principles. This volume intends to provide a comprehensive and unified picture of empirical results, both within these studies and across them. One of the fundamental purposes of Taking Stock in Delinquency is to examine the extent to which these studies answer the basic question of the origins of delinquent and criminal careers despite their varying guiding theories, methods, and settings.

Taking Stock in Delinquency is an important resource for criminologists, psychologists, sociologists, and upper-level students on juvenile delinquency, criminology, developmental psychology, and deviant behavior.


antisocial behavior behavior development developmental psychology deviant behavior

Authors and affiliations

  • Terence P. Thornberry
    • 1
  • Marvin D. Krohn
    • 1
  1. 1.University at AlbanyAlbany

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