Changing crime-mix patterns of offending over the life course:a comparative study in England & Wales and the Netherlands.

Elliott, Amy and Francis, Brian Joseph and Soothill, Keith Leonard and Blokland, Arjan (2017) Changing crime-mix patterns of offending over the life course:a comparative study in England & Wales and the Netherlands. In: The Routledge Handbook of Life-Course Criminology. Routledge International Handbooks . Routledge, London. ISBN 9781138813663

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Abstract

This chapter presents a comparative analysis of England and Wales and the Netherlands through examining criminal lifestyles through conviction data and how they change with age. The analysis has used latent Markov modelling to jointly estimate the crime mix patterns (different offenders have different selections of offences) and the transition probabilities (offenders move from one pattern to another or desist as they age). We discuss issues relating to comparing the two datasets, including definitions of offences in the two jurisdictions and the year of birth distribution of the two samples. We investigate whether some crime mix patterns are more specialized than others in terms of their long term patterns, and whether offenders belonging to some crime patterns are likely to desist earlier than others.

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in The Routledge International Handbook of Life-Course Criminology on 06/03/2017, available online: https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-International-Handbook-of-Life-Course-Criminology/Blokland-van-der-Geest/p/book/9781138813663
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04 Oct 2016 08:10
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