By Marc Le Blanc
Male illegal activity From early life via Youth stories the result of a wide longitudinal examine from 1972 to 1985 on a pattern of delinquents and a comparability pattern of the inhabitants in Montreal. A explanation emerges from this wide research: the best way to describe criminality in a complete idea of crime which integrates the offense, offending, and styles of offending. utilizing a developmental process, Drs. Le Blanc and Fréchette saw a gradation of crimes with topics progressing via 5 distinctive levels of offending. In all, the study investigates the standards that maintain the advance of offending and the mechanisms which speed up, stabilize, and slow down the fee of crimes. This ebook represents an important strengthen within the knowing of the advance of legal activity.
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This is one of the limitations of the interview technique. " Regarding the principal characteristics of this type of crime, none is particularly outstanding, except perhaps the presence of hedonism (60% of cases) and knowing the victim (58%). ). At the same time, he gets some material gain (the reason for acting out in 57% of the cases). That there is very little social danger in this type of offense is shown by the almost total absence of violence, prior intoxication, or use of instruments. 40 M.
We have tried to control for this impact by selecting highly skilled persons at the interpersonal level, by training these persons adequately, and by reviewing each of their interviews and giving them feedback on problems. Such a defense of the semistructured interview as the most appropriate tool to study the development of offending is related to the state of existing criminological knowledge. Since it is definitely insufficient concerning conceptualization and data, a standard self-administered questionnaire would have limited us too much in this exploratory phase.
We have defined three levels of analysis - offense, offending, and patterns; we have proposed a large number of constructs-descriptive and evolutive parameters and mechanisms; and we have chosen a method-combining the elements to accede to a higher level of analysis, from parameters to mechanisms or from offense to offending to patterns. The Research Design In this section we explain the essential characteristics of our research design. It is our intention to describe our sampling procedure and data collection in some detail, since this information is now available only in research reports written in French (Biron, Caplan, & Le Blanc, 1975, 1977; Frechette, 1980; Lagier, 1983, 1988).