An empirical framework for studying desistance as a process

Bushway, S. D., Piquero, A. R., Broidy, L. M., Cauffman, E. and Mazerolle, P. J. (2001) An empirical framework for studying desistance as a process. Criminology, 39 2: 491-515. doi:10.1111/j.1745-9125.2001.tb00931.x

Author Bushway, S. D.
Piquero, A. R.
Broidy, L. M.
Cauffman, E.
Mazerolle, P. J.
Title An empirical framework for studying desistance as a process
Journal name Criminology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0011-1384
Publication date 2001-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1745-9125.2001.tb00931.x
Volume 39
Issue 2
Start page 491
End page 515
Total pages 25
Place of publication Columbus Ohio
Publisher American Society of Criminology
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Subject C1
370199 Sociology not elsewhere classified
750312 Youth/child development and welfare
Abstract Recent reviews of the desistance literature have advocated studying desistance as a process, yet current empirical methods continue to measure desistance as a discrete state. In this paper, we propose a framework for empirical research that recognizes desistance as a developmental process. This approach focuses on changes in the offending rare rather than on offending itself We describe a statistical model to implement this approach and provide an empirical example. We conclude with several suggestions for future research endeavors that arise from our conceptualization of desistance.
Keyword Criminology & Penology
Age-crime Debate
Criminal Careers
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Social Science Publications
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