Support for the Rochester Youth Development Study has been provided by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (86-JN-CX-0007, 96-MU- FX-0014, and 2004-MU-FX-0062), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (R01 DA020195, R01 DA005512, and K01 DA017810), the National Science Foundation (SBR-9123299 and SES-9123299), and the National Institute of Mental Health (MH56486 and MH63386). Work on this project was also aided by grants to the Center for Social and Demographic Analysis at the University at Albany from NICHD (P30-HD32041) and NSF (SBR-9512290). Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the funding agencies. I would like to thank Kimberly Henry and Adrienne Freeman-Gallant for conducting these analyses and commenting on the paper, and Rand Conger for commenting on earlier drafts. Direct correspondence to Terence P. Thornberry, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, 1877 Broadway, Suite 601, Boulder, CO 80302 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
THE APPLE DOESN'T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE (OR DOES IT?): INTERGENERATIONAL PATTERNS OF ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR—THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY 2008 SUTHERLAND ADDRESS*
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2009
© 2009 American Society of Criminology
Volume 47, Issue 2, pages 297–325, May 2009
How to Cite
THORNBERRY, T. P. (2009), THE APPLE DOESN'T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE (OR DOES IT?): INTERGENERATIONAL PATTERNS OF ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR—THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY 2008 SUTHERLAND ADDRESS. Criminology, 47: 297–325. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-9125.2009.00153.x
- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2009
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2009
- drug use;
- antisocial behavior;
There is a growing literature on intergenerational studies of antisocial behavior and a growing understanding of the unique contributions they are likely to make. At the same time, the field has yet to agree on core design features for intergenerational study. In this article, I propose a set of defining design elements that all intergenerational studies should meet and I discuss the advantages of these studies for enhancing our understanding of the onset and course of delinquent careers. I then use data from the ongoing Rochester Intergenerational Study to illustrate these points and the potential yield of intergenerational studies. In particular, I examine intergenerational continuities in antisocial behavior and school disengagement, test the cycle of violence hypothesis to see whether a history of maltreatment increases the likelihood of perpetration of maltreatment, and estimate a structural equation model to help identify mediating pathways that link parents and children with respect to antisocial behavior.