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Authors: Martin A. Andresen and Shannon J. Linning

Title: Unemployment, business cycles, and crime specialization

Subtitle: Canadian provinces, 1981–2009

Journal: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology

Volume: Published online before print

Issue:

Year: 2015 (Published online: March 3, 2015)

Pages: 19 pages

ISSN: 0004-8658 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1837-9273 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century, 21st Century | American History: Canadian History



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Authors: Martin A. Andresen, School of Criminology, Simon Fraser UniversityAcademia.edu, ResearchGate

Abstract: »The relationship between unemployment and crime is complex, consisting of two independent and counteracting effects: motivation and guardianship. The Cantor and Land model integrated these two effects leading to a new literature investigating the relationship between unemployment and crime. However, this literature always considers the impact of unemployment (or some other measure of the economy) on the volume or rate of crime. In this paper, we investigate the role unemployment plays in crime specialization on the Canadian provinces, 1981–2009. Using panel data and a hybrid modeling technique we find that unemployment impacts crime specialization, but this impact varies in magnitude and by crime type.« (Source: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology)

Contents:

  Introduction
  The relationship between unemployment and crime
  The LQC
  Data and methods
    Data
    Statistical methods
  Results
  Discussion
  Notes
  Funding
  References

Wikipedia: History of the Americas: History of Canada / History of Canada (1982–92), History of Canada (1992–present)