Crime in Europe: Causes and Consequences by Professor Dr. Horst Entorf, Dipl.-Volksw. Hannes Spengler

By Professor Dr. Horst Entorf, Dipl.-Volksw. Hannes Spengler (auth.)

The extra beneficiant social welfare procedure in Europe is without doubt one of the most crucial transformations among the ecu and the united states society. Defenders of the eu welfare kingdom argue that it improves social team spirit and stops crime. however, the united states financial system is acting fairly good such that crime premiums may possibly come down as a result of larger felony source of revenue possibilities. This ebook takes this trade-off as some degree of departure and contributes to a greater interdisciplinary knowing of the interactions among crime, monetary functionality and social exclusion. It evaluates the prevailing fiscal and criminological examine and gives cutting edge empirical investigations at the foundation of foreign panel info units from various degrees of neighborhood aggregation. between different points, effects basically show the crime lowering capability of intact households and the hyperlink beween crime and labour industry. a unique concentration is on estimating the results of crime, an issue infrequently analysed in literature.

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Whereas Finland shows the third smallest property crime rate, its contact crime incidence is only surpassed by England and Wales and Australia. 3 Crime and Potential Factors of Crime Differences in crime are subject to many different factors. Before presenting prominent hypotheses on causes and consequences of crime in Chapter 3, some important and popular correlates of crime merit particular attention. According to many crime theories, family disruption is held responsible for the emergence of crime (especialIy of crime comrnitted by youths).

8) it is a logical consequence that the estimation results will also show a certain variation. In estimation practice, however, "[ ... ] these theories share many ofthe same independent variables" (Agnew 1995:363). Thus, empirical reasons seem to be more important for the discrimination between possibly conflicting results. Empirical studies might vary with respect to the starting-point of data collection (official institutions, (potential) offenders or victims), the degree of data aggregation (individual or aggregated data), the dimension of the data (panel, cross-sectional or time-series data), the choice of the dependent variables (different crime categories, initiation or continuation) and explanatory variables and the statistical method applied to the data.

Finally, some remarks about the effects of crime on social cohesion and economic performance are appropriate. Skogan (1991) provides a list of far-reaching consequences of crime for social and economic organisations: • physical and psychological withdrawal from community life, • weakening of the informal social control processes that inhibit crime, • decline in the organisational life and mobilisation capacity of the neighbourhood, • deteriorating business conditions, • importation and domestic production of delinquency and deviance, • further dramatic changes in the composition of the population.

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