Trayectoria y reincidencia criminal

Translated title of the contribution: Trajectory and criminal recidivism

Mauricio Valdivia-Devia, Juan Carlos Oyanedel Sepúlveda, Antonio Andrés-Pueyo

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The different criminal trajectories are the result of the changes that occur in a person throughout his life. These deviations are observable through the shape that curves have got with regard to age-crime relationship. The objective of this research is to verify in what way the changes through the life development impact on how and when the criminal behavior is revealed.The criminal trajectories were identified according to the retrospective tort information obtained by interviews and self-reports in a group of 168 prisoners between 18 and 24 years old at the Centro Penitenciario de Jóvenes de Cataluña (Penitentiary Center for Young People in Cataluña). The general curve reproduces the traditional way of the relationship between age and crime. Eight different types of trajectories were identified.Each trajectory represents a different type of criminal.These differences involve not only magnitude (amount of crimes), but also the mode these crimes are presented, or not, through the different moments of the people’s lives,ratifying the tenets of Criminology and Development and the Life-Course.

Translated title of the contributionTrajectory and criminal recidivism
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)251-267
Number of pages17
JournalRevista Criminalidad
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • General Social Sciences
  • Law


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