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Delinquency in a Birth Cohort in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1945-1963

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
Creator
  • Wolfgang, Marvin E.
  • Figlio, Robert
  • Sellin, Thorsten
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1984-03-18
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Mental Health
Language
English
Free Keywords
arrest records; biographical data; crime; criminal justice system; delinquent behavior; police response; social attitudes; youths
Description
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the history of delinquency in a birth cohort--in particular, the age of onset of delinquent behavior and the progression or cessation of delinquency. Data were collected on a cohort of males born in 1945 and residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Information provided in the study includes demographic characteristics of the individuals studied, academic performance, offense information, demographic characteristics of victims of offenses, and criminal incident information.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Individual Data File
    • DS2: Offense Data File
    • DS3: Codebook for All Parts
    • DS4: SAS Data Definition Statements for Individual Data File
    • DS5: SAS Data Definition Statements for Offense Data File
Temporal Coverage
  • 1945 / 1963
    Time period: 1945--1963
  • Collection date: 1964
Geographic Coverage
  • Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Boys who were born in 1945 and lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from the ages of 10 to 18.
Collection Mode
  • In the individual file (Part 1), the sequence id numbers range from 1 to 11,172, then skip to 20,000 and range to 20,131. In the offense file (Part 2), the sequence id numbers range from 1 to 3,534, then skip to 11,111 and range to 11,172. The individual file therefore has 11,303 total sequence id numbers representing 11,303 individuals, of which some are offenders and some are nonoffenders. The sequence id number in the individual file links to the sequence id number in the offense file, where only offenders are documented. There are 3,595 total offenders, but since some offenders have multiple offenses, the total number of offenses is 10,214.

Note
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 3 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 3 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Mental Health (1-R11-01252-01 NIMH).
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7729 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07729.v1
Publications
  • Bouffard, Leana Allen. Period effects in the impact of Vietnam-era military service on crime over the life course. Crime and Delinquency.60, (6), 859-883.2014.
    • ID: 10.1177/0011128710372455 (DOI)
  • Abramoske-James, Stephanie. The Effects of Childhood Victimization on Adult Offending: An Extension of the 'Cycle of Violence'. Dissertation, University of Texas at Dallas. 2012.
  • Bouffard, Leana Allen, Piquero, Nicole Leeper. Defiance theory and life course explanations of persistent offending. Crime and Delinquency.52, (2), 227-252.2010.
    • ID: 10.1177/0011128707311642 (DOI)
  • Phenix, Deinya M.. Criminal Careers: The Distribution of Change. Dissertation, New York University. 2010.
  • Masyn, Katherine E.. Discrete-time survival factor mixture analysis for low-frequency recurrent event histories. Research in Human Development.6, (2-3), 165-194.2009.
    • ID: 10.1080/15427600902911270 (DOI)
  • Liu, Weiwei, Petras, Hanno. Specialization and Gap Time between Offenses. . 2008.
  • Piquero, Alex R.. Taking stock of developmental trajectories of criminal activity over the life course. The Long View of Crime: A Synthesis of Longitudinal Research.New York, NY: Springer. 2008.
  • Uggen, Christopher, Wakefield, Sara. What have we learned from longitudinal studies of work and employment?. The Long View of Crime: A Synthesis of Longitudinal Research.New York, NY: Springer. 2008.
  • Liu, Weiwei, Petras, Hanno, Masyn, Katherine E.. Age and Specialization: An Event History Analysis. . 2007.
  • Bouffard, Leana Allen, Laub, John H.. Jail or the army: Does military service facilitate desistance from crime?. After Crime and Punishment: Pathways to Offender Reintegration.London, UK: Willan Publications. 2004.
  • Brame, Robert, Paternoster, Raymond, Bushway, Shawn D.. Criminal offending frequency and offense switching. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice.20, (2), 201-214.2004.
    • ID: 10.1177/1043986204263779 (DOI)
  • Bouffard, Leana Allen. Examining the relationship between military service and criminal behavior during the Vietnam Era: A research note. Criminology.41, (2), 491-510.2003.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1745-9125.2003.tb00995.x (DOI)
  • Eggleston, Elaine P., Laub, John H.. The onset of adult offending: A neglected dimension of the criminal career. Journal of Criminal Justice.30, (6), 603-622.2002.
    • ID: 10.1016/S0047-2352(02)00193-9 (DOI)
  • Brame, Robert, Mulvey, Edward P., Piquero, Alex R.. On the development of different kinds of criminal activity. Sociological Methods and Research.29, (3), 319-341.2001.
    • ID: 10.1177/0049124101029003003 (DOI)
  • Laub, John H., Sampson, Robert J.. Understanding desistance from crime. Crime and Justice: A Review of Research.Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 2001.
  • D'Unger, Amy V., Land, Kenneth C., McCall, Patricia L., et al. How many latent classes of delinquent/criminal careers? Results from mixed Poisson regression analyses. American Journal of Sociology.103, (6), 1593-1630.1998.
    • ID: 10.1086/231402 (DOI)
  • Farrington, David P.. Predictors, causes, and correlates of male youth violence. Crime and Justice.24, 421-475.1998.
    • ID: 10.1086/449284 (DOI)
  • Howell, James C., Hawkins, J. David. Prevention of youth violence. Youth Violence. Crime and Justice: A review of research.Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1998.
  • Jones, Marshall B.. Behavioral contagion and official delinquency: Epidemic course in adolescence. Biodemography and Social Biology.45, (1-2), 134-142.1998.
    • ID: 10.1080/19485565.1998.9988968 (DOI)
  • Weitekamp, Elmar G.M., Kerner, Hans-Juergen, Schindler, Volkhard, Schubert, Axel. On the 'dangerousness' of chronic/habitual offenders: A re-analysis of the 1945 Philadelphia birth cohort data. Studies on Crime and Crime Prevention.4, (2), 159-175.1995.
  • Tauchen, Helen, Witte, Ann D., Griesinger, Harriet. Criminal deterrence: Revisiting the issue with a birth cohort. Review of Economics and Statistics.76, (3), 399-412.1994.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2109966 (URL)
  • Bernard, Thomas J., Ritti, R. Richard. The Philadelphia Birth Cohort and selective incapacitation. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.28, (1), 33-54.1991.
    • ID: 10.1177/0022427891028001003 (DOI)
  • Rowe, David C., Osgood, D. Wayne, Nicewander, W. Alan. A Latent Trait Approach to Unifying Criminal Careers. Criminology.28, (2), 237-270.1990.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1745-9125.1990.tb01325.x (DOI)
  • Tracy, Paul E., Wolfgang, Marvin E., Figlio, Robert E.. Delinquency Careers in Two Birth Cohorts. New York: Plenum. 1990.
  • Buck, Andrew J., Hakim, Simon, Sagi, Eli, Weinblatt, J.. An economic model of social sensitivity: The case of individual criminal behavior. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.5, (4), 353-372.1989.
    • ID: 10.1007/BF01062559 (DOI)
  • Morash, Merry, Rucker, Lila. An exploratory study of the connection of mother's age at childbearing to her children's delinquency in four data sets. Crime and Delinquency.35, (1), 45-93.1989.
    • ID: 10.1177/0011128789035001004 (DOI)
  • Fox, James Alan, Tracy, Paul E.. A measure of skewness in offense distributions. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.4, (3), 259-274.1988.
    • ID: 10.1007/BF01072453 (DOI)
  • Loftin, Colin, McDowall, David. The analysis of case-control studies in criminology. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.4, (1), 85-98.1988.
    • ID: 10.1007/BF01066886 (DOI)
  • Visher, Christy A.. Incapacitation and crime control: Does a Lock 'em Up strategy reduce crime. Justice Quarterly.4, (4), 513 -1987.
    • ID: 10.1080/07418828700089511 (DOI)
  • Wolfgang, Marvin E., Thornberry, Terence P., Figlio, Robert M.. From Boy to Man, from Delinquency to Crime. Studies in Crime and Justice.Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1987.
  • Barnett, Arnold, Lofaso, Anthony J.. Selective incapacitation and the Philadelphia cohort data. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.1, (1), 3-36.1985.
    • ID: 10.1007/BF01065247 (DOI)
  • Blumstein, Alfred, Farrington, David P., Moitra, Soumyo. Delinquency careers, innocents, disasters, and persisters. Crime and Justice: An Annual Review of Research.Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1985.
  • Thornberry, Terence P., Moore, Melanie, Christenson, R. L.. The Effect of Dropping Out of High School on Subsequent Criminal Behavior. Criminology.23, (1), 3-18.1985.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1745-9125.1985.tb00323.x (DOI)
  • Erez, Edna. Self-defined 'desert' and citizens' assessment of the police. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.75, (4), 1276-1299.1984.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1143386 (URL)
  • Wolfgang, Marvin E.. Delinquency in two birth cohorts. American Behavioral Scientist.27, (1), 75-86.1983.
    • ID: 10.1177/000276483027001005 (DOI)
  • Thornberry, Terence P., Farnworth, Margaret. Social correlates of criminal involvement: Further evidence on the relationship between social status and criminal behavior. American Sociological Review.47, (4), 505-518.1982.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2095195 (URL)
  • Wolfgang, Marvin E., Tracy, Paul E.. The 1945 and 1958 Birth Cohorts: A Comparison of the Prevalence, Incidence, and Severity of Delinquent Behavior. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania, Center for Studies in Criminology and Criminal Law. 1982.
  • Petersilia, Joan. Criminal career research: A review of recent evidence. Crime and Justice: An Annual Review of Research.Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1980.
  • Singer, Simon I.. Victims in a Subculture of Crime: An Analysis of the Social and Criminal Backgrounds of Surveyed Victims in the Birth Cohort Follow-Up. Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania. 1980.
  • Farrington, David P.. Longitudinal research on crime and delinquency. Crime and Justice: An Annual Review of Research.Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1979.
  • Jensen, Gary F.. Race, achievement, and delinquency: A further look at delinquency in a birth cohort. American Journal of Sociology.82, (2), 379-387.1976.
    • ID: 10.1086/226316 (DOI)
  • Thornberry, Terence P.. Race, socioeconomic status and sentencing in the juvenile justice system. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.64, (1), 90-98.1973.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1142660 (URL)
  • Wolfgang, Marvin E.. Crime in a birth cohort. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society.117, (5), 404-411.1973.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/986609.pdf?acceptTC=true (URL)
  • Wolfgang, Marvin E., Figlio, Robert M., Sellin, Thorsten. Delinquency in a Birth Cohort. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1972.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 10 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Wolfgang, Marvin E.; Figlio, Robert; Sellin, Thorsten (1984): Delinquency in a Birth Cohort in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1945-1963. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07729