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Knowledge society and crime: an ambiguous relation

  • Jacques Pelletan


    (University Paris 8 and Fondation du Risque)

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    This article aims at studying the impact of return on education on criminal behaviour. A dynamic model of time allocation between investment in human capital, labour and criminal activity is developed, assuming that these activities are substitutable and endogenous. Our attention focuses on the transmission channels of legal opportunities and highlights the conditions under which the involvement of a country in a “knowledge society” produces a decrease in crime level.

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    Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

    Volume (Year): 33 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 1852-1862

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    Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-13-00322
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