Introduction to Female vs. Male Criminal Careers

  • Rolf Loeber
  • Wesley G. Jennings
  • Lia Ahonen
  • Alex R. Piquero
  • David P. Farrington
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Criminology book series (BRIEFSCRIMINOL)


Criminal career research has long been dominated by findings on males, and this volume redresses the balance by concentrating on delinquency careers of females between the ages of 11 and 19. This chapter lays out the key criminal career parameters that are discussed in the later chapters based on longitudinal data from the Pittsburgh Girls Study (PGS).


Criminal careers Life-course Trajectories Developmental Self-reports 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rolf Loeber
    • 1
  • Wesley G. Jennings
    • 2
  • Lia Ahonen
    • 1
    • 3
  • Alex R. Piquero
    • 4
  • David P. Farrington
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Department of CriminologyUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA
  3. 3.Örebro UniversityÖrebroSweden
  4. 4.University of Texas at Dallas Criminology ProgramRichardsonUSA
  5. 5.Institute of CriminologyUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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