Conclusions and Implications

Part of the Longitudinal Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Series book series (LRSB)


This volume is unique in that it focuses on the childhood and adolescence of several high-risk populations, including homicide offenders, violent offenders in general, homicide victims, and shooting victims. Although there is a growing number of books on homicide (e.g., Brookman, 2005; Heide, 2003; Holinger, Offer, Barter, & Bell, 1994; Kelly & Totten, 2002; Roth, 2009), to our knowledge this is the first book ever published based on a major longitudinal prospective study of a general population sample of young boys first studied in their childhood and adolescent years before any of them became a killer or a victim of homicide. This is in contrast with earlier studies which usually were based on small, special populations of homicide offenders with very restricted case–control or no control comparisons and reliance on retrospective rather than the more reliable and comprehensive prospective information (see the studies cited in Chap. 1).


African American Male Disruptive Behavior Disorder Disadvantaged Neighborhood Community That Care Violent Offender 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Free UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Institute of CriminologyCambridge UniversityCambridgeUK

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