Male Criminal Activity from Childhood Through Youth

Multilevel and Developmental Perspectives

  • Marc Le Blanc
  • Marcel Fréchette

Part of the Research in Criminology book series (RESEARCH CRIM.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Marc Le Blanc, Marcel Fréchette
    Pages 1-29
  3. Marc Le Blanc, Marcel Fréchette
    Pages 30-56
  4. Marc Le Blanc, Marcel Fréchette
    Pages 57-75
  5. Marc Le Blanc, Marcel Fréchette
    Pages 76-98
  6. Marc Le Blanc, Marcel Fréchette
    Pages 99-138
  7. Marc Le Blanc, Marcel Fréchette
    Pages 139-164
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 195-228

About this book


Male Criminal Activity From Childhood Through Youth reports the results of a large longitudinal study from 1972 to 1985 on a sample of delinquents and a comparison sample of the population in Montreal. A clarification emerges from this extensive study: how to describe criminal activity in a comprehensive theory of crime which integrates the offense, offending, and patterns of offending. Using a developmental approach, Drs. Le Blanc and Fréchette observed a gradation of crimes with subjects progressing through five distinct stages of offending. In all, the research investigates the factors that sustain the development of offending and the mechanisms which accelerate, stabilize, and decelerate the commission of crimes. This book represents a significant advance in the understanding of the development of criminal activity.


Crime Delinquency intervention

Editors and affiliations

  • Marc Le Blanc
    • 1
  • Marcel Fréchette
    • 2
  1. 1.École de psycho-éducationUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada
  2. 2.École de criminologieUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8160-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3570-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-7540
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