Trajectories of Offending
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This chapter reports on group-based trajectories of offending from ages 11–19 for the PGS females. Specific attention is devoted to the prevalence of the offending trajectory groups, and their developmental patterns of offending during that period. The results from the trajectory analysis identified three trajectories for the girls: non-offenders (72.5 %), low-rate offenders (21.4 %), and high-rate offenders (6.1 %). In addition, while the overall shape and offending pattern of the low-rate and high-rate offender trajectories were similar, there were demonstrable differences in their mean frequencies of offending from ages 11–19. Theoretical and policy implications are discussed.
KeywordsTrajectories Developmental Life-course Offending Self-report
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