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dc.contributor.authorEntorf, Horsten_US
dc.contributor.authorWinkler, Peteren_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-16T14:56:24Z-
dc.date.available2009-02-16T14:56:24Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24459-
dc.description.abstractThe rising trends both in drug addiction and crime rates are of major public concern in Germany. Surprisingly, the economic theory of crime seems to ignore the drugs?crime nexus, whereas the criminological literature considers illicit drug use a main reason of criminal activities. This paper provides an econometric assessment of the drugs?crime channel within a Becker?Ehrlich model of crime supply. We analyse three different channels from drug abuse to crime: system?related, economic?related and pharmacological effects. Estimation with panel data from the German states allows us to take into account further factors that might influence both drug abuse and crime. The results indicate that drug offences have a significant impact, in particular on property crimes. We attribute this to a strong economic?related channel of drug abuse on crime.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) |cMannheim-
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aZEW Discussion Papers |x01-37en_US
dc.subject.jelJ49en_US
dc.subject.jelK42en_US
dc.subject.jelI19en_US
dc.subject.jelC23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwDrogenkonsumen_US
dc.subject.stwKriminalitäten_US
dc.subject.stwKriminalitätsökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleThe economics of crime: investigating the drugs-crime channel: empirical evidence from panel data of the German statesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn856206482en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:5392-

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