The Resource Criminal careers of habitual felons, Joan Petersilia, Peter W. Greenwood, Marvin Lavin

Criminal careers of habitual felons, Joan Petersilia, Peter W. Greenwood, Marvin Lavin

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Criminal careers of habitual felons
Title
Criminal careers of habitual felons
Statement of responsibility
Joan Petersilia, Peter W. Greenwood, Marvin Lavin
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Language
eng
Summary
Analysis of interviews with 49 prison inmates--armed robbers serving at least their second prison term. The interviews probed patterns of criminality; criminal sophistication; treatment by criminal justice agencies; and drug and alcohol involvement. On the average, these offenders committed 20 felonies per year of street time and were arrested for only about 9 percent of them. The seriousness and frequency of their crimes declined during their careers. Surprisingly, the sample did not develop much criminal sophistication over time. Two types of habitual offenders emerged. The "intensives," about one-third of the sample, were more criminally active and more skillful at avoiding arrest than the "intermittents": intensives committed 10 times as many crimes as intermittents but were 5 times less likely to be arrested for any single crime. Though the sample is too small to permit generalizations, results suggest the importance of identifying intensives among habitual offenders and identifying them early in their careers
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Petersilia, Joan
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forms
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • AS36
  • HV6793.C2
LC item number
.R3 R-2144
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • statistics
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  • Rand Corporation
  • Greenwood, Peter W.
  • Lavin, Marvin
Series statement
Report - Rand Corporation ; R-2144-DOJ
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  • Recidivists
  • Criminology
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Récidive
  • Criminels
  • Justice pénale
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Criminology
  • Recidivists
  • California
Label
Criminal careers of habitual felons, Joan Petersilia, Peter W. Greenwood, Marvin Lavin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 161 pages
Lccn
77155459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
007418344
Other physical details
forms
System control number
(OCoLC)3419841
Label
Criminal careers of habitual felons, Joan Petersilia, Peter W. Greenwood, Marvin Lavin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 161 pages
Lccn
77155459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
007418344
Other physical details
forms
System control number
(OCoLC)3419841

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