Team of Iowa State criminal justice researchers publish “The Past Is Prologue: Criminal Specialization Continuity in the Delinquent Career”

Matt DeLisi, professor of sociology, along with a team of researchers including professor of sociology Andrew Hochstetler, Iowa State graduate students in the Department of Sociology Mark Heirigs and Jacob Erickson and former criminal justice studies major Ramate Bunga published "The Past Is Prologue: Criminal Specialization Continuity in the Delinquent Career" in Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice.

The researchers found that prior deliquent offenses, such as homicide and robbery, increased the likelihood of current offense of the same type.

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