TITLE

Does a Bad Economy Spur Higher Crime?

AUTHOR(S)
Zalud, Bill; Maddry, Terry
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Nov2008, Vol. 45 Issue 11, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses whether a bad economy can stimulate higher crime. It states that the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Uniform Crime Report and the Department of Justice Statistics Victimization Study rather demonstrate that crime was high when Wall Street nearly fall in 1987 and during the economic crisis in the 1970s. It mentions that most sociologists and criminologists surveyed confirmed that economic bad times lead to an increase in crime.
ACCESSION #
35372546

 

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