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Crime, Economic Conditions, Social Interactions and Family Heritage

9 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2009 Last revised: 23 Jan 2014

Paulo R. A. Loureiro

University of Brasília- UnB

Mario Jorge Cardoso Mendonca

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) - Directory of Macroeconomic Policy & Studies (DIMAC)

Tito Belchior Silva Moreira

Catholic University of Brasilia

Adolfo Sachsida

Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA); Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA)

Date Written: July 21, 2009

Abstract

This paper tests whether factors referring to socio-economic aspects, family heritage, social interaction, habits and customs explain differences among violent and non-violent prisoners. Some of the results of the probit estimation show that economic issues are the main factors that stimulate the practice of non-violent crime. On the other hand, violent crimes results suggest that factors related to family heritage reduce this kind of crime. In relation to variables of social interaction, prisoners who were brought up in a good neighborhood have a lower probability of committing violent crimes.

Keywords: Violent crimes, Economic factors, Social interaction, Family heritage

JEL Classification: K4, C35, I12, Z12

Suggested Citation

Loureiro, Paulo R. A. and Mendonca, Mario Jorge Cardoso and Moreira, Tito Belchior Silva and Sachsida, Adolfo, Crime, Economic Conditions, Social Interactions and Family Heritage (July 21, 2009). International Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 29, pp. 202-209, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1437146

Paulo R. A. Loureiro

University of Brasília- UnB ( email )

Campus Darcy Ribeiro-Asa Norte 70362-010 - Brasil
Brasilia, DF 70362-010
Brazil

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Mario Jorge Cardoso Mendonca

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) - Directory of Macroeconomic Policy & Studies (DIMAC) ( email )

Av. Presidente Antonio Carlos 51
10 Andar Centro
Rio de Janeiro RJ 20020-010
Brazil

Tito Belchior Silva Moreira (Contact Author)

Catholic University of Brasilia ( email )

SGAN 916 Modulo B
Brasília, DF
Brazil

Adolfo Sachsida

Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA) ( email )

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Brasilia DF 7000-010
Brazil
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Brazil

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