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Author: Abeling-Judge, David
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1. Abeling-Judge, David
Age Matters: Stopping Out, Going Back, and Criminal Desistance Based on Timing of Educational Return
Crime and Delinquency published online (4 July 2019): DOI: 10.1177/0011128719860836.
Also: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0011128719860836
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Sage Publications
Keyword(s): Crime; Dropouts; Education; Education, Adult; Educational Attainment

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Education can reduce criminal behavior through preventive influences and later desistance. However, the desistance effect may be hindered by the age at which one returns to formal education. This study explores this point by examining drop out and stop out offenders in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997. Specifically, this study creates separate subgroups of respondents who reported recommitting to educational pursuits before and after age 18. Results indicate that recommitting to education, and specific degree attainment, differ in their impact on future crime depending on when an offender reenrolls in formal education. This study expands the importance of studying the timing of social events within lives and suggests targeting policy interventions in adolescence.
Bibliography Citation
Abeling-Judge, David. "Age Matters: Stopping Out, Going Back, and Criminal Desistance Based on Timing of Educational Return." Crime and Delinquency published online (4 July 2019): DOI: 10.1177/0011128719860836.
2. Abeling-Judge, David
Different Social Influences and Desistance From Crime
Criminal Justice and Behavior 43,9 (September 2016): 1225-1241.
Also: http://cjb.sagepub.com/content/43/9/1225
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Sage Publications
Keyword(s): Arrests; Crime; Employment; Marriage

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Desistance from crime has been associated with numerous social influences. Although researchers have explored different theoretical rationales and underlying mechanisms between external social developments and individual changes in behavior, little focus has been given to the individual versus cumulative influences, and social complexities, of different informal controls influencing reduction in criminal behavior. The current study explores the individual and combined impact of marriage and employment on arrest using 17 years of monthly level data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (1997). The results address isolated and cumulative influences of each social control on arrest and provide insight into the relevance of acknowledging the complexities of social events developing over time.
Bibliography Citation
Abeling-Judge, David. "Different Social Influences and Desistance From Crime." Criminal Justice and Behavior 43,9 (September 2016): 1225-1241.
3. Abeling-Judge, David
Does Military Service Continue to Facilitate Desistance? Revisiting Theory and Practice
Deviant Behavior published online (10 February 2019): DOI: 10.1080/01639625.2019.1575541.
Also: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01639625.2019.1575541
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Keyword(s): Crime; Military Service

Military service can provide a source of behavioral desistance but may also increase different types of offending behavior. In addition, changes in law and social practice regarding recruitment may hinder the crime reducing effect. I examined the desistance effect of military service in an ongoing longitudinal study, specifically the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997. The study identifies limited involvement in service, either in active or reservist capacity, and inconsistent influences on subsequent criminal behavior. The findings expand the relevance of socio-cultural considerations in life-course research and desistance in particular. The current study also suggests opportunities for theoretical re-evaluation of the impact of military service on crime.
Bibliography Citation
Abeling-Judge, David. "Does Military Service Continue to Facilitate Desistance? Revisiting Theory and Practice." Deviant Behavior published online (10 February 2019): DOI: 10.1080/01639625.2019.1575541.
4. Abeling-Judge, David
Social Capital, Social Controls, and Desistance from Crime
Presented: Atlanta GA, American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, November 2018
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: American Society of Criminology
Keyword(s): Crime; Family Influences; Social Capital

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Informal social controls facilitate desistance from crime through establishing specific bonds, such as employment, but desistance research has not sufficiently examined the complex sequencing of how an offender may secure employment in the first place. Both the ability to obtain employment and the factors instilling a personal connection to the workplace (i.e., establishing a social control) may be better understood by incorporating an additional theoretical perspective: social capital. Social capital articulates the importance of utilizing existing social resources, such as family ties or opportunities provided by friends, and could increase informal social controls to further facilitate desistance. The current study explores this connection through an examination of social capital, informal social control, offense, and additional control variables in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997. Offenders were divided into different race and gender subsets, with lagged models examining how social capital and employment predict offending behavior. Findings provide opportunities to re-examine theoretical and practical influences of desistance, and elaborate on race and gender discrepancies in crime.
Bibliography Citation
Abeling-Judge, David. "Social Capital, Social Controls, and Desistance from Crime." Presented: Atlanta GA, American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, November 2018.
5. Abeling-Judge, David
Stopping Out and Going Back: The Impact of Educational Attainment on Criminal Desistance Among Stopped-Out Offenders
Crime and Delinquency 65,4 (April 2019): 527-554.
Also: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0011128719828352
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Sage Publications
Keyword(s): Crime; Dropouts; Educational Attainment; Educational Returns; GED/General Educational Diploma/General Equivalency Degree/General Educational Development; High School Diploma

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

Education has been consistently studied as a source of crime prevention and control, but the relevance of returning and completing educational degrees among offenders who drop out, as an opportunity to further the process of desistance, has not received empirical attention. The current study addresses this gap in desistance research by examining the impact of educational return and specific degree attainment on desistance from crime using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997. Results indicate that reenrolling in educational pursuits can produce partial desistance effects as does specific degree attainment. The findings suggest a reconsideration of education as both a source of prevention and desistance and expands theoretical and practical discussion of desistance through educational pursuits.
Bibliography Citation
Abeling-Judge, David. "Stopping Out and Going Back: The Impact of Educational Attainment on Criminal Desistance Among Stopped-Out Offenders." Crime and Delinquency 65,4 (April 2019): 527-554.