The Relationship between Education, Crime and Place in Justice Policy

Posted: 14 Jun 2016

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Shamsuddin Ahmed

York University - York Centre for Public Policy and Law; Independent

Date Written: July 31, 2013

Abstract

This paper shapes a ‘Social Development Model’ to recognize the impact of social policy intervention to the cost of justice. Despite the fact that education, crime and place are related to the justice policy, the motive of social development needs to be a part of the judicial perspective with respect to the emerging needs of justice system administration. With a view to developing a relative distribution of social development indicators, this paper analyzes a few complex variables such as education, societal recidivism and place in relation to the cost of justice imperative with total population, active labour forces and the gross domestic product of a province. The estimation of cost of justice for a single case is a complex one at the provincial or regional scale. Interpretations of two key influence variables, adult court cases where the accused were found guilty and the number of high school educated people of a region, deliver a significant relationship in understanding social development indicators and other cumulative features necessary for justice policy. The social development model to the cost of justice profoundly conveys that the higher the proportion of high school educated people among the total population of a region has significant influence in reducing social delinquencies. This paper also cautiously categorizes five major strategies in judicial administration pertinent to the implications of the ‘social development model’ to the ‘cost of justice’.

Keywords: cost of justice, crime, education, justice system, place, social policy

JEL Classification: I28

Suggested Citation

Ahmed, Shamsuddin, The Relationship between Education, Crime and Place in Justice Policy (July 31, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2794529

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