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dc.contributor.authorKalb, G. R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-22T09:45:19Z
dc.date.available2014-05-22T09:45:19Z
dc.date.issued2002-04en_US
dc.date.submitted2002-08-21en_US
dc.identifier.citationKalb, G. R. and Williams, J. (2002) The relationship between juvenile and adult crime.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0734015283en_US
dc.identifier.issn13284991en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/33656
dc.descriptionISBN 0734015283, ISSN 13284991.en_US
dc.description.abstractPrevious studies find a positive relationship between juvenile and adult criminal involvement. Using data on males from the Delinquency in a Birth Cohort II study, we ivestigate whether this correlation is due to unobserved characteristics that increase the probability of both juvenile and adult crime, or whether it is due to true state dependence in crime. Distinguishing between state dependence and heterogeneity is important from a policy perspective. For example, if youthful crime causes adult crime, then policies that reduce a juvenile's criminal behavior will also reduce criminal behavior as an adult. Using a treatment effects model, we find evidence of both state dependence and heterogeneity in the relationship between juvenile and adult crime. The causal influence of delinquency on adult crime is largest for white males and males with fewer years of schooling. The findings suggest that preventive policies that divert juveniles from crime are a viable policy tool for reducing the overall rate of crime.en_US
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dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://www.ecom.unimelb.edu.au/iaesrwww/wp/wp2002n04.pdfen_US
dc.subjectjuvenile crimeen_US
dc.subjectadult crimeen_US
dc.titleThe relationship between juvenile and adult crimeen_US
dc.typePreprinten_US
melbourne.peerreviewNon Peer Revieweden_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentEconomics and Commerce: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Researchen_US
melbourne.source.month04en_US
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melbourne.contributor.authorKalb, Guyonne
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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