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Crime and the Life Course
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Osgood, Wayne. 2010. “Crime and the Life Course”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


One of the earliest and most consistent findings in all of social science is that crime rates vary enormously with age. Only in the last twenty years have criminologists devoted much attention to more deeply understanding the relationship between age and crime, and during that time it has come to be one of the most prominent topics of criminology. In...

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