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Examining the Link Between Prior and Future Offending

Title: Examining the Link Between Prior and Future Offending: The Moderating Effects of Amplifiers and Diminishers.
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Name(s): Hughes, Cresean, author
Hay, Carter, professor directing thesis
Stewart, Eric A., committee member
Warren, Patricia Y., committee member
College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Criminological research has consistently found support for the notion that prior offending is one of the strongest predictors of future offending. However, the discipline has not fully explored the dynamics of this relationship – more specifically, what factors may intensify the effects of prior offending on future offending and what factors may weaken the effects of prior offending on future offending. The present study attempts to address this void by examining the potential moderating effects of various risk and protective factors on this relationship. From a neighborhood disadvantage perspective, the implications here are quite substantial. Existing research has provided support for the idea that residents living in a disadvantaged environment are more likely to engage in deviant behavior. Thus, for those individuals in these disadvantaged areas, it is important to explore what happens following one's initial participation in deviant behavior, and whether certain factors may possibly push an individual deeper into a delinquent or criminal career or on the other hand, protect and guard the individual from further engagement in offending. The results presented here suggest that there are indeed certain risk and protective factors that may amplify or diminish the effects of prior offending on future offending.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-3666 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2011.
Date of Defense: November 8, 2010.
Keywords: Protective Factors, Risk Factors, Prior Delinquency, Moderating Effects
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Carter Hay, Professor Directing Thesis; Eric A. Stewart, Committee Member; Patricia Y. Warren, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Criminal law
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-3666
Owner Institution: FSU

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Hughes, C. (2011). Examining the Link Between Prior and Future Offending: The Moderating Effects of Amplifiers and Diminishers. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-3666