Sibling Study

  • Michael Tonry
  • Lloyd E. Ohlin
  • David P. Farrington
Part of the Research in Criminology book series (RESEARCH CRIM.)


This chapter introduces behavioral genetic research methods, and then discusses how they can be used to advantage in the proposed multiple-cohort design. Design choices are presented with an emphasis on why one research design is to be preferred over another and on how a behavioral genetic strategy can help to identify the causes of crime and delinquency. The last section of this chapter describes the sibling-cohort design and addresses a series of questions concerning design choices.


Antisocial Behavior Latent Trait Sibling Pair Adoption Study Adoptive Family 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Tonry
    • 1
  • Lloyd E. Ohlin
    • 2
  • David P. Farrington
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Minnesota Law SchoolMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.EmeritusHarvard Law SchoolCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.Institute of CriminologyUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeEngland

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