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Urban Economic Development and Restorative Justice: Exploring the Relationship Between Creativity and Crime Control

  • Catherine Lawson


  • Joanne Katz

This article examines the relationship between local economic development and a new approach to the problem of crime–i.e., ‘restorative justice.’ The latter concept is introduced and briefly explored, followed by a short review of Richard Florida's recently proposed theory of creative-class economic development. Against the backdrop of these theoretical innovations, an empirical question that arises is whether the specific character of creative-class economic growth enhances the probability that a given city will adopt a restorative justice paradigm in its efforts to reduce crime. Addressing this question using logistic regression analysis, the article provides preliminary evidence that creative-class economic development encourages experimentation with innovative approaches to social problems such as crime. Copyright IAES 2006

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Article provided by International Atlantic Economic Society in its journal Atlantic Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 34 (2006)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 303-312

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Handle: RePEc:kap:atlecj:v:34:y:2006:i:3:p:303-312
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