Title: Unemployment, Inequality, and Crime : an Analysis of Belgian National Crime Records, 2001-2005
Authors: Bircan, Tuba
Hardyns, Wim
Hooghe, Marc #
Issue Date: Feb-2009
Conference: Criminologisch Forum van de Vlaamse Vereniging voor Criminologie Strafrecht en Forensisch welzijnswerk edition:2de location:Leuven date:3 February 2009
Abstract: The question of “What is the relationship between crime rates and the economic conditions of social areas?” is still controversial after more than a century and a half of empirical and theoretical investigations (beginning with Guerry, 1833; and Quetelet, 1835). In last decades, the social ecology of criminal activity research (e.g., Blau and Blau, 1982; Messner, 1982; O'Brien, 1983; Sampson, 1985; Williams, 1984) has worked on and contributed to this debate. The aim of this paper is to identify some issues in the controversy and empirically examines the association between crime rates and economic conditions in 308 municipalities of Flanders.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: AMa
Appears in Collections:Centre for Political Research
# (joint) last author

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