Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An Exploratory Examination of Adults Who Have Offended since Juvenile Incarceration
by McGowen, Anna L., M.S., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2015, 52; 1593249
Abstract (Summary)

This study provides an exploratory glimpse into fourteen case studies of Black and White males who began offending as juveniles and persisted offending into adulthood in a mid-sized city in the South. The subjects were selected via purposive snowball sampling and responded to the following three broad, open-ended questions: (1) How would you describe your life before juvenile incarceration? (2) How would you describe your life during juvenile incarceration? and (3) How would describe your life after juvenile incarceration? Case study analysis was used to discern and describe the pathways and trajectories of the subjects’ criminal offending. Recommendations for minimizing persistent criminality between adolescence and adulthood are provided.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Robetson, Ray Von
Commitee: Kles, Maranda A., Stearns, Ami E.
School: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department: Criminal Justice
School Location: United States -- Louisiana
Source: MAI 54/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Psychology, Sociology, Criminology
Keywords: Case study on detained juveniles, Incarceration, Juvenile males, Life course theory, The effects of drugs, Trajectories to prison
Publication Number: 1593249
ISBN: 978-1-321-89665-7
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