Sampson & Laub's Age-Graded Theory


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What term do Sampson and Laub use to describe a person's choice to desist from crime?

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1. Which of the following is NOT one of the ways transitions or turning points help a person desist from crime?

2. Sampson and Laub's age-graded theory was developed using data from a study conducted by whom?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gauge how much you know about Sampson and Laub's age-graded theory with this short multiple-choice quiz and worksheet. The quiz includes vocabulary words and ways people desist from crime, while the worksheet can be printed with or without an answer key.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Your knowledge of the following will be tested on this quiz:

  • Term used for a person's choice to abstain from crime
  • How turning points help a person desist from crime
  • Who conducted the study used by Sampson and Laub in developing their theory
  • Word for the direction in which a person goes throughout his or her life
  • What Sampson and Laub believed to be consistent and strong effects on adolescent crime

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Sampson and Laub's age-graded theory
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about a person's choice to desist from crime and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who conducted the study used by Sampson and Laub

Additional Learning

Be sure to check out the related lesson titled Sampson & Laub's Age-Graded Theory. Here are examples of what this lesson covers:

  • An explanation of the age-crime curve
  • How Sampson and Laub's study differed from similar studies on criminal careers
  • What factors lead an offender to persist in crime
  • Four effects that increase the likelihood of desistance from crime