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Interrupting Intergenerational Offending in the Context of America's Social Disaster of Mass Imprisonment

Roettger, Michael; Dennison, Susan


Paralleling the growth of the U.S. criminal justice system in recent decades, American families have increasingly experienced a social disaster of parents, and subsequently their children, undergoing imprisonment. Adopting a life course perspective to examine the likely drivers of the intergenerational transmission of offending and incarceration, we contextualize the development of antisocial behavior in an era of mass imprisonment. In doing so, we draw from the literature on the sociology of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: American Behavioral Scientist
DOI: 10.1177/0002764218796995


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