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Article: An economic analysis of the crime rate in England and Wales, 1857-92

TitleAn economic analysis of the crime rate in England and Wales, 1857-92
Authors
Issue Date1995
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/ECCA
Citation
Economica, 1995, v. 62 n. 246, p. 235-246 How to Cite?
AbstractThis is an economic analysis of the determinants of the crime rate in England and Wales during 1857-92. In this period the overall crime rate first rose and subsequently fell. Various analysts have interpreted this to imply that criminal behaviour in this period cannot be explained by economic incentives. The study finds that the overall crime rate responded to incentives for pursuing legal and illegal activities. Growing economic prosperity and rising educational standards contributed to the overall decline in the crime rate during the second half of the 19th century. Cyclical economic fluctuations as proxied by the unemployment rate were also a significant determinant of the crime rate. -Author
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/85517
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dc.contributor.authorWong, RYCen_HK
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dc.date.issued1995en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEconomica, 1995, v. 62 n. 246, p. 235-246en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThis is an economic analysis of the determinants of the crime rate in England and Wales during 1857-92. In this period the overall crime rate first rose and subsequently fell. Various analysts have interpreted this to imply that criminal behaviour in this period cannot be explained by economic incentives. The study finds that the overall crime rate responded to incentives for pursuing legal and illegal activities. Growing economic prosperity and rising educational standards contributed to the overall decline in the crime rate during the second half of the 19th century. Cyclical economic fluctuations as proxied by the unemployment rate were also a significant determinant of the crime rate. -Authoren_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/ECCAen_HK
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dc.rightsEconomica. Copyright © Blackwell Publishing Ltd.en_HK
dc.titleAn economic analysis of the crime rate in England and Wales, 1857-92en_HK
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dc.identifier.emailYueChim R Wong: rycwong@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.2307/2554905-
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