Special Issue "The Intergenerational Transmission of Offending in a Historical and International Perspective"
A special issue of Societies (ISSN 2075-4698).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018)
Prof. Dr. Catrien Bijleveld
Prof. Barry Godfrey
Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX, UK
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Interests: longitudinal studies of crime and sentencing; how individual and structural factors can affect desistence from crime; comparative international studies of offending and sentencing; court culture and practice; the history of Liverpool; and convicts in America and Australia
The relationship between a parent and a child is one of the most influential and intimate relationships over the life course of an individual. Children resemble their parents in life outcomes such as socioeconomic status, family formation characteristics, and political views. Some families are also stuck in intergenerational patterns of criminal behavior, despite youth care interventions, judicial sanctions, and social mobility. It is therefore not surprising that a vast and growing number of studies have investigated criminal behavior from an intergenerational perspective. This issue is to engage critically with the topic of Intergenerational Transmission of Offending. For this purpose, both conceptual, analytical, quantitative as well as qualitative studies, with perspectives from different scientific disciplines (e.g., criminology, sociology, anthropology, history, biology), engaging with the topic of Intergenerational Transmission of Offending will be considered for this multidisciplinary Special Issue.
Dr. Steve van de Weijer
Prof. Dr. Barry Godfrey
Prof. Dr. Catrien Bijleveld
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- Intergenerational transmission
- Criminal offending