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dc.contributor.authorBrezina, Timothyen_US
dc.contributor.authorTekin, Erdalen_US
dc.contributor.authorTopalli, Volkanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-27en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:51:03Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:51:03Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20081127603en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35370-
dc.description.abstractA number of researchers point to the anticipation of early death, or a sense of futurelessness, as a contributing factor to youth crime and violence. Young people who perceive a high probability of early death, it is argued, may have little reason to delay gratification for the promise of future benefits, as the future itself is discounted. Consequently, these young people tend to pursue high-risk behaviors associated with immediate rewards, including crime and violence. Although existing studies lend empirical support to these arguments and show a statistical relationship between anticipated early death and youth crime, this support remains tentative. Moreover, a number of questions remain regarding the interpretation of this relationship, the meanings that offenders attach to the prospect of early death, and the causal mechanisms that link anticipated early death to youth crime. In this paper, we address the limitations of previous studies using a multi-methods approach, involving the analyses of national survey data and in-depth interviews with active street offenders.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3831en_US
dc.subject.jelK0en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordCrimeen_US
dc.subject.keywordyouthen_US
dc.subject.stwJugendlicheen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwSterblichkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwRisikopräferenzen_US
dc.subject.stwJugendkriminalitäten_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleMight not be a tomorrow: a multi-methods approach to anticipated early death and youth crimeen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn585921466en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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