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Patterns of offending behaviour:a new approach (Full report)

Soothill, Keith and Francis, Brian and Fligelstone, Rachel (2002) Patterns of offending behaviour:a new approach (Full report). Home Office Research Findings . Home Office, London.

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    Abstract

    This study focuses on developing a typology of criminal activity. It aims to identify a fixed number of types of criminal behaviour separately for males and females. Age profiles for each type of criminal activity are also constructed. Finally, the study probes the notion of criminal pathways. What proportion of offenders are specialists within one sphere of activity? How many tend to migrate from one sphere to another as they become older? The distinguishing feature of the analysis is that it attempts to describe criminal activity over a five-year period rather than the conventional approach of summarising a 'life-time' of crime. The five-year summaries of criminal activity are likely to have a greater practical use, for they will help practitioners, such as the police and probation officers, to understand a recent criminal history.

    Item Type: Book/Report/Proceedings
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
    ID Code: 13452
    Deposited By: Ms Margaret Calder
    Deposited On: 23 Sep 2008 14:44
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:46
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/13452

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