Advancing Knowledge About Causes in Longitudinal Studies: Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Methods

  • Rolf Loeber
  • David P. Farrington


What are the causes of delinquency is a very important topic in criminology. Causation is central to all theories that attempt to explain why some individuals and not others commit delinquent acts, why individuals commit crimes at some ages rather than others, and why some interventions to prevent or reduce delinquency are more effective than others.


Antisocial Behavior Causal Status Criminal Career Promotive Factor Differential Attrition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of PittsburghPittsburgh
  2. 2.Department of Developmental PsychologyFree UniversityAmsterdamNetherlands
  3. 3.Institute of CriminologyUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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