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Criminal Career Patterns
(NCJ 242545) May 2014
OJJDP Justice Research Series, Fact Sheet, 2 page(s)
Many studies have documented the prevalence of offending in criminal careers; most indicate that prevalence peaks in the teenage years and declines in the early 20s. This bulletin discusses the criminal careers of offenders, specifically the links between offending patterns in adolescence and in adulthood.
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