An Analysis of Characteristics of Incarcerated Persons by Crime Type in Australia 2013~2017

12 Pages Posted: 11 Nov 2019

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John R. Evans

Centre for Analysis of Complex Financial Systems

Yifei Li

University of Wollongong - Sydney Business School

Date Written: October 30, 2019

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Evans, John R. and Li, Yifei, An Analysis of Characteristics of Incarcerated Persons by Crime Type in Australia 2013~2017 (October 30, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3478320 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3478320

John R. Evans (Contact Author)

Centre for Analysis of Complex Financial Systems ( email )

PO Box 363
Summer Hill, 2130
Australia

Yifei Li

University of Wollongong - Sydney Business School ( email )

1 Macquarie Place
175 Liverpool Street
Circular Quay, NSW 2000
Australia

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