Crime impacts of unemployment in the 1990s

Paul Wilson, RA Lincoln

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnemployment : challenges & solutions
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 1994 National Conference on Unemployment held at Queensland University of Technology, Carseldine Campus, June 1994
EditorsRichard Hicks, P Creed, Donna Keogh, John Tomlinson
Place of PublicationBrisbane
PublisherAustralian Academic Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)1875378146
Publication statusPublished - 1994
EventNational Conference on Unemployment: Challenges and Solutions - Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 16 Jun 199417 Jun 1994


ConferenceNational Conference on Unemployment


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