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Extreme career criminals

Extreme career criminals Although murder, rape, and kidnapping are considered extremely serious crimes, little criminal career research has focused on these perpetrators. This study examines 500 habitual offenders who have accumulated at least 30 entries in their arrest histories. Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) and negative binomial regression solutions indicate that murderers, rapists, and kidnappers totaled more violent Index arrests, netted more felony convictions and prison sentences, and offended for a longer span than other chronic recidivists. Given the policy relevance of career criminal research, more scholarly attention should focus on extreme offenders. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Criminal Justice Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2001 by Southern Criminal Justice Association
Subject
Social Sciences, general; Criminology & Criminal Justice
ISSN
1066-2316
eISSN
1936-1351
DOI
10.1007/BF02886848
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Abstract

Although murder, rape, and kidnapping are considered extremely serious crimes, little criminal career research has focused on these perpetrators. This study examines 500 habitual offenders who have accumulated at least 30 entries in their arrest histories. Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) and negative binomial regression solutions indicate that murderers, rapists, and kidnappers totaled more violent Index arrests, netted more felony convictions and prison sentences, and offended for a longer span than other chronic recidivists. Given the policy relevance of career criminal research, more scholarly attention should focus on extreme offenders.

Journal

American Journal of Criminal JusticeSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 4, 2008

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