Business Cycles and Street Crime

This study examines the influence of business cycle fluctuations on street crime in the conceptual framework of Cantor and Land's (1985) seminal work distinguishing between opportunity and motivation effects. The analysis contributes to the literature three ways. First, we use cross-section/time ser...

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Journal Title: Criminology Vol. 44; no. 1; pp. 139 - 164
Authors: Thomas Arvanites, Robert H DeFina
Format: Article
Published: Feb 2006
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