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Unemployment and Crime

Dependence On Labor Force Attributes, Other Factors In Crime-unemployment Relationships, Bibliography

Because criminal sources of income, such as theft and fraud, are alternatives to legitimate earnings, they tend to be associated with unemployment. This linkage, however, is far from clear and consistent.

DANIEL GLASER

See also CLASS AND CRIME; CRIME CAUSATION: ECONOMIC THEORIES.

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