Research

Directed by Professor Brandon Welsh, a research team of SCCJ faculty and graduate and undergraduate students are investigating four key research questions:

  1. On intervention effects: Have the iatrogenic effects observed in middle age persisted up to old age?
  2. On criminal offending over the life-course: What are the long-term offending trajectories, patterns of desistance from offending, and duration of criminal careers of the study participants?
  3. On intergenerational effects: What have been the effects on the children of the study participants (the third generation)? Have the children of the treatment group men (compared to their control counterparts) also experienced undesirable outcomes?
  4. On historical significance: What is our historical understanding of the development of the CSYS and its influences on delinquency prevention and what are the lessons for today?
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