The socioeconomic determinants of crime in Ireland from 2003-2012

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dc.contributor.author Brosnan, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-22T14:33:29Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-22T14:33:29Z
dc.date.issued 2019-05
dc.identifier.citation Brosnan, S. (2018) 'The Socioeconomic Determinants of Crime in Ireland from 2003-2012', The Economic and Social Review, 49 (2) Summer, pp. 127-143. en
dc.identifier.startpage 127 en
dc.identifier.endpage 143 en
dc.identifier.issn 0012-9984
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/8381
dc.description.abstract This paper analyses the socioeconomic determinants of property crime and violent crime in Ireland between 2003 and 2012. The aim of the study is to determine whether individuals respond to incentives when deciding to engage in crime and whether this decision is dependent on the type of crime an individual engages in. The results of the paper support the economic theory of crime which indicates that criminals respond to incentives, particularly for property crimes. Higher detection rates have been found to reduce crime rates for property crimes while the impact on violent crimes is found to be insignificant. The socioeconomic determinants of crime tend to be more ambiguous. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Economic and Social Review en
dc.relation.uri https://www.esr.ie/article/view/910
dc.rights © 2018, Economic and Social Review en
dc.subject Crime en
dc.subject Socioeconomics en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.title The socioeconomic determinants of crime in Ireland from 2003-2012 en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Stephen Brosnan, Economics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: stephen.brosnan@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle The Economic and Social Review en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress stephen.brosnan@ucc.ie en


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