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Farrington, David P.

Works: 214 works in 873 publications in 3 languages and 26,269 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, htt, Creator
Classifications: HV9104, 364.40973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David P Farrington
Early prevention of adult antisocial behaviour( )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 2,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

List of figures-- List of tables-- List of contributors-- Preface-- 1. Advancing knowledge about the early prevention of adult antisocial behaviour-- David P. Farrington-- 2. Formulating strategies for the primary prevention of adult antisocial behaviour : "High risk" or "population" strategies?-- Jeremy W. Coid-- 3. Risk factors for adult antisocial personality-- Rolf Loeber, Stephanie M. Green and Benjamin B. Lahey-- 4. Preventing the intergenerational continuity of antisocial behaviour : implications of partner violence-- Terrie E. Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi-- 5. Protective factors and resilience-- Friedrich Losel and Doris Bender-- 6. Prevention during pregnancy, infancy and the preschool years-- Richard E. Tremblay and Christa Japel-- 7. Prevention through family and parenting programmes-- David Utting-- 8. Prevention in the school years-- J. David Hawkins and Todd I. Herrenkohl-- 9. Prevention of antisocial behaviour in females-- Deborah Gorman-Smith-- 10. Economic costs and benefits of primary prevention of delinquency and later offending : a review of the research-- Brandon C. Welsh-- 11. Conclusions and the way forward-- David P. Farrington and Jeremy W. Coid
Serious & violent juvenile offenders : risk factors and successful interventions by Rolf Loeber( )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailed and comprehensive, Serious and Violent Juvenile Offenders presents authoritative discussions by a select group of leading scholars on issues surrounding serious and violent juvenile offenders. This population is responsible for a disproportionate percentage of all crime and poses the greatest challenge to juvenile justice policymakers. Under the skillful editorship of Rolf Loeber and David P. Farrington, this unique volume integrates knowledge about risk and protective factors with information about intervention and prevention programs so that conclusions from each area can inform the other. Current literature on these two areas does not, for the most part, apply directly to serious and violent juvenile offenders. This volume contends that serious and violent juvenile offenders tend to start displaying behavior problems and delinquency early in life, warranting early intervention. It is the contributors' thesis that prevention is never too early. They also maintain, however, that interventions for serious and violent juvenile offenders can never be too late in that effective interventions exist for known serious and violent juvenile offenders. Augmented by charts, tables, graphs, figures, and an extensive bibliography, Serious and Violent Juvenile Offenders is an excellent reference work and a must read for policy and lawmakers, judges, attorneys, law enforcement personnel, education administrators, researchers, academics, social workers, sociologists, as well as graduate students and interns
Prediction in criminology( )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of articles on prediction research in criminology. It stresses not only substantive findings but also the methodology of prediction research, and demonstrates how similar issues arise in many applications: problems of research design, the choice of predictor and criterion variables, methods of selecting and combining variables into a prediction instrument, measures of predictive efficiency, and external validity or generalizability
Saving children from a life of crime : early risk factors and effective interventions by David P Farrington( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on the latest evidence, Saving Children from a Life of Crime is the first book to assess the early causes of offending and what works best to prevent it. Preschool intellectual enrichment, child skills training, parent management training, and home visiting programs are among the most effective early prevention programs. Criminologists David P. Farrington and Brandon C. Welsh also outline a policy strategy - early prevention - that uses this current research knowledge and brings into sharper focus what America's national crime-fighting priority ought to be."--Jacket
From juvenile delinquency to adult crime : criminal careers, justice policy, and prevention( )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume focuses exclusively on the transition from juvenile to adult crime and argues for special legal provisions for offenders aged 18-24. What makes a juvenile delinquent develop into an adult criminal? What defines, cognitively, developmentally, legally, the transition from juvenile to adult and what determines whether patterns of criminal behavior persist? In most U.S. states and Western nations, legal adulthood begins at age 18. This volume focuses on the period surrounding that abrupt transition (roughly ages 15-29) and addresses what happens to offending careers during it. Edited by two leading authorities in the fields of psychology and criminology, this text examines why the period of transition is important and how it can be better understood and addressed both inside and outside of the justice system. Bringing together over thirty leading scholars from multiple disciplines in both North America and Europe, this volume asks critical questions about criminal careers and causation, and whether current legal definitions of adulthood accurately reflect actual maturation and development. It also addresses the current efficacy of the justice system in addressing juvenile crime and recidivism, why and how juveniles ought to be treated differently from adults, if special legal provisions should be established for young adults, and the effectiveness of crime prevention programs implemented during early childhood and adolescence. With scholarly analysis and practical policy proposals, it addresses what can be done to ensure that today's juvenile delinquents do not become tomorrow's adult criminals
Key issues in criminal career research : new analyses of the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development by Alexis Russell Piquero( )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines several contentious and understudied criminal career issues using one of the world's most important longitudinal studies, the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development (CSDD), a longitudinal study of 411 South London boys followed in criminal records to age 40. The analysis reported in the book explores issues related to prevalence, offending frequency, specialization, onset sequences, co-offending, chronicity, career length, and trajectory estimation. The results of the study are considered in the context of developmental/life-course theories, and the authors outline an agenda for criminal career research generally, and within the context of the CSDD specifically."--Jacket
Preventing crime : what works for children, offenders, victims, and places by Brandon Welsh( )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A project of the Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice Group, this book brings together the scientific evidence on what works best for a wide range of interventions organized around four important domains in criminology: at-risk children, offenders, victims, and places. It assesses the effectiveness of criminological interventions
Offender rehabilitation in practice : implementing and evaluating effective programs by Gary A Bernfeld( )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should offenders be sentenced to punishments that are proportionate to the seriousness of their offences, or should they be sentenced in ways that help them to learn to offend less? The articles in this collection review arguments and evidence on both sides and argue for a new understanding of rehabilitative penalties that aspires to both effectiveness and justice
Scholarly influence in criminology and criminal justice by Ellen G Cohn( )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explaining criminal careers : implications for justice policy by John F MacLeod( )

18 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explaining Criminal Careers presents a simple but influential theory of crime, conviction and reconviction. The assumptions of the theory are derived directly from a detailed analysis of cohort samples extracted from the Home Office Offenders Index - a unique database which contains records of all criminal (standard list) convictions in England and Wales since 1963. In particular, the theory explains the well-known Age/Crime curve. Based on the idea that there are only three types of offenders, who commit crimes at either high or low (constant) rates and have either a high or low (constant) risk of reoffending, this simple theory makes exact quantitative predictions about criminal careers and age-crime curves. Purely from the birth-rate over the second part of the 20th century, the theory accurately predicts (to within 2%) the prison population contingent on a given sentencing policy. The theory also suggests that increasing the probability of conviction after each offence is the most effective way of reducing crime, although there is a role for treatment programmes for some offenders. The authors indicate that crime is influenced by the operation of the Criminal Justice System and that offenders do not 'grow out' of crime as commonly supposed; they are persuaded to stop or decide to stop after (repeated) convictions, with a certain fraction of offenders desisting after each conviction. Simply imprisoning offenders will not reduce crime either by individual deterrence or by incapacitation. With comprehensive explanations of the formulae used and complete mathematical appendices allowing for individual interpretations and further development of the theory, Explaining Criminal Careers represents an innovative and meticulous investigation into criminal activity and the influences behind it. With clear policy implications and a wealth of original and significant discussions, this book marks a ground-breaking chapter in the criminological debate surrounding criminal careers
Understanding and controlling crime : toward a new research strategy by David P Farrington( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1982 the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation created a small committee-the Justice Program Study Group (whose membership is listed at the end ofthis preface)-and posed to it what can hardly be regarded as an easy ques­ tion: "What ideas, what concepts, what basic intellectual frameworks are lack­ ing" to understand and to more effectively deal with crime in our society? Those who are acquainted with the work of the members of the Study Group will appreciate how many divergent views were expressed-divergent to the degree that some of us came to the conclusion that we were not a Study Group at all but rather a group being studied, an odd collection of ancient experimental animals serving some dark purpose of the Foundation. Eventually, however, a surprisingly strong concurrence emerged. We found we were impressed by the extent to which in our discussions we placed heavy reliance on the products of two types of research: first, those few longitudinal studies related to juvenile delinquency and crime that had been pursued in this country and, second, a few experimental studies that had sought to measure the consequences of different official interventions in criminal careers. These two research strategies had taught us much about crime and its control. Other strategies-case studies, cross-sectional surveys, participant observations, and similar techniques-had indeed been productive, but it was the longitudinal and experimental designs that firmed up the knowledge that the others helped to discover
Who becomes delinquent? second report of the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development by D. J West( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuation of the author's "Present conduct and future delinquency."
Young homicide offenders and victims : risk factors, prediction, and prevention from childhood by Rolf Loeber( )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the findings of a unique longitudinal study, this volume provides experts with unprecedented analysis of prospectively collected data following the road from childhood to early adulthood of 1,517 boys and young men from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reducing crime : the effectiveness of criminal justice intervention by Amanda Perry-Kessaris( )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This important volume presents an extensive review of over 100 studies assessing the effectiveness of criminal justice interventions in the reduction of crime. It draws together information about where, for whom, and critically, at what cost the interventions are effective in reducing and deterring crime." "Reducing Crime is essential reading for academics, students and researchers in forensic psychology, criminology, social policy and economics. It will also be a valuable resource for policy makers, criminal justice decision makers and probation and police officers."--Jacket
Offending from Childhood to Late Middle Age : Recent Results from the Cambridge Study on Delinquent Development by David P Farrington( )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offending from Childhood to Late Middle Age is a timely volume by leading researchers in Life Course Criminology, which reports new findings from The Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development, a prospective longitudinal survey of 411 South London males first studied at age 8 in 1961. The main aim of the study is to advance knowledge about criminal careers up to age 56. At the time of these most recent findings, forty-two percent of the males were convicted, with an average ten-year conviction career. Only seven percent of the males accounted for half of all convictions
Building a safer society : strategic approaches to crime prevention( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building a Safer Society transcends national and disciplinary boundaries to summarize what is known about different strategic approaches to crime prevention. Some strategies include preventing criminal potential in high-risk groups, changing social conditions that influence crime, and reducing opportunities for the occurrence of crime. The contributors explore various methods of developmental, community, and situational prevention, as well as traditional law enforcement tactics
Making public places safer : surveillance and crime prevention by Brandon Welsh( Book )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: The United Kingdom has more than 4.2 million public closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras-one for every fourteen citizens. Across the United States, hundreds of video surveillance systems are being installed in town centers, public transportation facilities, and schools at a cost exceeding $100 million annually. And now other Western countries have begun to experiment with CCTV to prevent crime in public places. In light of this expansion and the associated public expenditure, as well as pressing concerns about privacy rights, there is an acute need for an evidence-based approach to inform policy and practice. Drawing on the highest-quality research, criminologists Brandon C. Welsh and David P. Farrington assess the effectiveness and social costs of not only CCTV, but also of other important surveillance methods to prevent crime in public space, such as improved street lighting, security guards, place managers, and defensible space. Importantly, the book goes beyond the question of "Does it work?" and examines the specific conditions and contexts under which these surveillance methods may have an effect on crime as well as the mechanisms that bring about a reduction in crime. At a time when cities need cost-effective methods to fight crime and the public gradually awakens to the burdens of sacrificing their privacy and civil rights for security, Welsh and Farrington provide this timely and reliable guide to the most effective and non-invasive uses of surveillance to make public places safer from crime
Human development and criminal behavior : new ways of advancing knowledge by Michael H Tonry( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human Development and Criminal Behavior proposes an exten- sive agenda for crime research. The book is part of a pio- neering effort to understand the causes of crime, particu- larly its developmental course. It defines and sets the con- ditions necessary to conduct an accelerated longitudinal study of individuals at risk to become engaged in criminal careers. This work offers a blueprint for research to eluci- date and possibly prevent crime in our society
Crime and justice in the United States and in England and Wales, 1981-96 by Patrick A Langan( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents and compares victimization survey and police statistics on crime in the United States and England and Wales for 1981-96, along with selected court statistics for these countries. Findings show that whether measured by surveys of crime victims or by police statistics, serious crime rates are not generally higher in the United States than in England and Wales. According to 1995 victim surveys -- which measure robbery, assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft -- crime rates are all higher in England than the United States. The major exception to the pattern of higher crime rates in England and Wales is the murder rate. The 1996 U.S. murder rate was nearly six times higher than England and Wales, although the difference among the countries has narrowed over the past 16 years. Firearms are more often involved in violent crimes in the United States than in England and Wales. Since 1981 an offender's risk of being caught, convicted, and sentenced to incarceration has risen in the United States for all six measured crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft) but has fallen in England and Wales for all but murder. The court data addressed in this report include convictions, sentences of incarceration, racial disparities in incarceration, percent of sentence served, and time served. Also considered are the justice system's impact on crime and justice system changes. Data sources are profiled
Psychology, law, and legal processes by David P Farrington( Book )

21 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Early prevention of adult antisocial behaviour
Serious & violent juvenile offenders : risk factors and successful interventionsSaving children from a life of crime : early risk factors and effective interventionsKey issues in criminal career research : new analyses of the Cambridge Study in Delinquent DevelopmentPreventing crime : what works for children, offenders, victims, and placesOffender rehabilitation in practice : implementing and evaluating effective programsYoung homicide offenders and victims : risk factors, prediction, and prevention from childhoodReducing crime : the effectiveness of criminal justice interventionBuilding a safer society : strategic approaches to crime preventionMaking public places safer : surveillance and crime prevention
Alternative Names
David P. Farrington britischer Psychologe und Kriminologe

David P. Farrington British criminologist

David P. Farrington Brits criminoloog

David P. Farrington brittisk professor i psykologisk kriminologi

Farrington D.P.

Farrington, D. P. (David P.)

Farrington, D. P. (David P.), 1944-

Farrington, David

Farrington, David P.

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