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Risk taking and the crime drop of the 1990s

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dc.contributor.advisor Lalumière, Martin L.
dc.contributor.author Mishra, Sandeep
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2008-03-26T20:01:01Z
dc.date.available 2008-03-26T20:01:01Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/627
dc.description viii, 82 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm en
dc.description.abstract Crime rates dropped unexpectedly and dramatically in the 1990s. Chapter One describes this drop, and evaluates previous explanations for the decline. A theoretical and empirical link between crime and risk taking at the individual level is discussed, as is the methodology of a study to test whether such a link is observed at the aggregate level. Chapter Two describes the results of the study investigating the relationship of crime and risk taking at the aggregate level. Results indicate, for most measures, that a decline in non-criminal risky activities occurred in the 1990s, paralleling the decline in crime, and various cross-correlational analyses suggest rates of criminal and non-criminal risky activities tend of co-vary over time. Chapter Three describes a theoretical framework based on life history theory that can help to explain the causes of the crime and risk taking drop in the 1990s, and suggests future avenues of research. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 2007 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Risk-taking (Psychology) en
dc.subject Crime analysis en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Electronic dissertations en
dc.title Risk taking and the crime drop of the 1990s en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Arts and Science en
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en

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