An Analysis of Characteristics of Incarcerated Persons by Crime Type in Australia 2013~2017
12 Pages Posted: 11 Nov 2019
Date Written: October 30, 2019
In this paper we analyse the characteristics of incarcerated persons in Australia over the period 2013~2017. Using traditional statistical techniques, we get inconsistent results. We then introduce a technique based in complexity theory that shows the underlying relationships between the incarcerated persons’ characteristics and crime types. This alternative analysis indicates dominant relationships across the characteristics and crime types, indicating possible intervention points to reduce crime.
Keywords: Australian crime rates, cladistics analysis, systems analysis, ANOVA
JEL Classification: I39, Z18
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