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Crime scars: can recessions produce career criminals?

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  • Brian Bell
  • Anna Bindler
  • Stephen Machin

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Recessions typically raise youth unemployment and leave longterm labour market 'scars' on the young people concerned. Research by Brian Bell, Anna Bindler and Stephen Machin finds that they also have a disturbing and substantial impact in launching criminal careers.

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  • Brian Bell & Anna Bindler & Stephen Machin, 2015. "Crime scars: can recessions produce career criminals?," CentrePiece - The Magazine for Economic Performance 451, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
  • Handle: RePEc:cep:cepcnp:451
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    Keywords

    Crime; recessions; unemployment;

    JEL classification:

    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
    • K42 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law

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