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NCJ Number: 135696 Find in a Library
Title: Development and Crime: Pilot Project in Yugoslavia: Results of the Preliminary Analysis (From Report for 1989 and Resource Material Series No. 37, P 125-147, 1990 -- See NCJ-135691)
Author(s): U Zvekic
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 13
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Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: Japan
Annotation: This analysis of data from 1966-86, (especially 1973, 1980, and 1986) revealed that neither intensive economic development nor recession led to significant increases or decreases in crime in Yugoslavia and that both property crime and recidivism have been increasing in the country.
Abstract: The research used secondary data from official records. Variables included statistical data on income and investments, transportation and communications, retail goods, tourism, housing construction, medical care, education, culture, six types of crime, and recidivism. The analysis showed that violent crimes have declined, sex offenses have maintained constant low rates, and traffic offenses and economic crime have both increased and decreased. Results indicated that the relationship between development and crime is neither universal nor unidirectional. Tables and discussion of methodological limitations
Main Term(s): Economic influences
Index Term(s): Crime causes theory; Crime in foreign countries; Socioeconomic development; Yugoslavia
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