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The smaller the value of CV(λ), the better the performance of λ as measured by the cross-validation method. 16. The smoothing parameter value selected by minimizing this score is λ = 2 × 10−7 . 6, the use of this smoothing parameter yields an estimated mean with some remaining fluctuations that are presumably spurious, and in our context it is appropriate to adjust the smoothing parameter upward a little. In general, it is advisable to use automatic methods such as cross-validation as a guide rather than as a rigid rule.

Histogram of the HDLA scores. is clear: these are individuals who give up crime altogether by their late teens, even though earlier on they may have been quite high offenders. 13, which compares the HDLA score to the last age at which any offense is committed. A small number of individuals have very high HDLA scores but still offend very sporadically later in life. Thus the HDLA score is a more robust measure of almost total desistance than is the simple statistic of the last age at which any offense is committed.

Because such items are, in normal times, repeatedly purchased, the index reflects the economy of everyday life. When times are good, people exhibit strong and stable spending patterns, but shocks such as the collapse of the stock market in 1929 and the onset of World War II (1939 in Europe and 1941 in the United States) produce both short-lived transitory effects, and longer-lasting readjustments of lifestyles. Technical innovations such as the development of the personal computer in the early 1980s affect both consumer habits and the production process itself.

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