We are proud to announce that the Routledge International Handbook of Life-Course Criminology, edited by Arjan Blokland (Senior Researcher) and Victor van der Geest (A-Lab Fellow), will be in print as of March 2017. What started out as a European project grew into an international volume featuring studies from the US, Canada, the UK, Denmark, Finland, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and Australia – to name but a few. The volume gives a comprehensive overview of present day life-course research.
The Routledge International Handbook of Life-Course Criminology provides an authoritative collection of international theoretical and empirical research into the way that criminal behaviour develops over the life-span, which causal mechanisms are involved in shaping this development, and to what degree criminal justice interventions are successful in redirecting offenders’ criminal trajectories. Drawing upon qualitative and quantitative research this volume covers theory, describes and compares criminal career patterns across different countries, tests current explanations of criminal development, and using cutting-edge methods, assesses the intended and unintended effects of formal interventions. Further information on the handbook can be found at routledge.com.