Crime and young men: the role of arrest, criminal experience and heterogeneity

"Using National Youth Survey (NYS) data, we examine the relationship of current criminal activity and past arrests using an ordered probit model with unobserved heterogeneity. Past arrests raise current criminal activity only for the non-criminal type, while past criminal experience raises cur...

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Main Author: Imai, Susumu
Contributors: Katayama, Hajime (Other); Krishna, Kala Marathe (Other)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, Mass. National Bureau of Economic Research 2006
In:Working paper
Online Access: Verlag
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Summary:"Using National Youth Survey (NYS) data, we examine the relationship of current criminal activity and past arrests using an ordered probit model with unobserved heterogeneity. Past arrests raise current criminal activity only for the non-criminal type, while past criminal experience raises current criminal activity for both types. Also, the age crime profile peaks at age 18 for non-criminal type individuals, but for criminal type individuals, it continues to rise with age. Past research indicates that age arrest profiles rise till age 18 and then fall for both types, suggesting lower apprehension rates for criminal type individuals"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site
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