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NCJ Number: 89413 Find in a Library
Title: Relationships Between Crime Rates and Incarceration Rates Further Analysis
Journal: Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency  Volume:20  Issue:1  Dated:(January 1983)  Pages:73-85
Author(s): Anonymous
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 13
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper presents an analysis of the relationships between aggregate crime rates and incarceration rates, with the intent of providing insights into the determinant relations between the series.
Abstract: A conceptual model specified in terms of primary path relations and feedback effects is first presented. This model is subsequently used as the basis for empirical investigations which draw on data for the period 1960-79. A statistical technique (Granger-Sims test) which is capable of explicitly allowing for the time-related interdependencies within and between the series is used. The results of estimation strongly suggest a positive relation for crime rates to incarceration rates and a negative relation for incarceration rates to crime rates. The public policy implications of these results are discussed, particularly with respect to Nagel's prison moratorium proposal. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Crime Rate; Mathematical modeling
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