Rolf Loeber, PhD


  • PhD -Queens University, Kingston Ontario, CANADA


3811 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

He first studied in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and obtained his PhD in Psychology at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Rolf Loeber has been with each of the studies since their inception.

Representative Publications

Loeber, R., Farrington, D. P., Stouthamer-Loeber, M., and Van Kammen, W. B. (Eds.), Antisocial Behavior and Mental Health Problems: Explanatory Factors in Childhood and Adolescence.  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1998.

Loeber, R. and Farrington, D. P. (Eds.), Serious and Violent Juvenile Offenders: Risk Factors and Successful Interventions.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1998.

Loeber, R. and Farrington, D. P. (Eds.), Child Delinquents: Development, Intervention and Service Needs. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2001.

Loeber, R., Farrington, D.P., Stouthamer-Loeber, M., and White, H.R. Violence and Serious Theft: Development and Prediction from Childhood to Adulthood. New York: Routledge, 2008. 

Loeber, R., and Farrington, D. P., Young homicide offenders and victims: Development, risk factors and prediction from childhood.  New York: Springer, 2011.

Loeber, R., and Farrington, D. P. (Eds.), From Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime: Criminal Careers, Justice Policy and Prevention. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Loeber, R., and Welsh, B. (Eds.), The Future of Criminology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Murray, J., Bijleveld, C. C. J. H., Farrington, D. P., and Loeber, R. (in press). Effects of parental incarceration on children: Cross-national comparative studies. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press.

Loeber, R., and Ahonen, L. Invited address: Street killings: Prediction of homicide offenders and their victims. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, in press.

Loeber, R., Capaldi, D. M., and Costello, E., Gender and the development of aggression, disruptive behavior, and delinquency from childhood to early adulthood. In Disruptive Behavior Disorders, edited by P. H. Tolan & B. L. Leventhal. New York: Springer, 2013, 137-160.

Loeber, R., Pathways to delinquency.  In Encyclopedia of criminology and criminal justice, edited by G. Bruinsma  and D. Weisburd. New York: Springer, 2013.

Loeber, R. and Farrington, D. P. Advancing knowledge about direct protective factors that might reduce youth violence. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2012, 43, S24-S27.

Loeber, R., Stepp, S. D., Chung, T., Hipwell, A. E., and White, H. R. Time-varying associations between conduct problems and alcohol use in adolescent girls: The moderating role of race. J. Stud. Alcohol Drugs, 2010, 71, 544-553.

Loeber, R., Hipwell, A. E., Battista, D., Sembower, M., and Stouthamer-Loeber, M. Intergenerational continuity of multiple mental health problems between mothers and daughters. J. Abnormal Child Psychology, 2009, 37, 1035-1048.

Loeber, R., Burke, J., and Pardini, D.A. Perspectives on Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder and psychopathic features. J. Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 50, 133-132, 2009.