There is a wealth of research and criminological enterprise that focus on the link between unemployment and crime. In this paper we will examine the relationship of crime and unemployment (especially as a bi-directional relationship) from time-series data, micro and macro-level analysis, and ecological studies and canvass some explanations posited for this relationship (with reference to social embeddedness and underclass arguments). We then discuss some current strategies and their consequences, and detail the crime impacts of unemployment in the 1990s.
|Title of host publication||Unemployment : challenges & solutions|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 1994 National Conference on Unemployment held at Queensland University of Technology, Carseldine Campus, June 1994|
|Editors||Richard Hicks, P Creed, Donna Keogh, John Tomlinson|
|Place of Publication||Brisbane|
|Publisher||Australian Academic Press|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
|Event||National Conference on Unemployment: Challenges and Solutions - Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia|
Duration: 16 Jun 1994 → 17 Jun 1994
|Conference||National Conference on Unemployment|
|Period||16/06/94 → 17/06/94|
Wilson, P., & Lincoln, RA. (1994). Crime impacts of unemployment in the 1990s. In R. Hicks, P. Creed, D. Keogh, & J. Tomlinson (Eds.), Unemployment : challenges & solutions : Proceedings of the 1994 National Conference on Unemployment held at Queensland University of Technology, Carseldine Campus, June 1994 (pp. 10-18). Brisbane: Australian Academic Press.