Latent transition analysis and offending lifestyle specialisation
a) to identify a set of criminal lifestyles over the criminal career for a large
group of offenders – finding patterns of offending.
b) To examine changes in criminal lifestyles by looking at transitions between
criminal lifestyles at fixed transition points.
c) To examine the diversity of the lifestyles, identifying which lifestyles show
greater versatility and which exhibit greater specialization.
d) To explore the reasons for diversity changes over the lifecourse