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dc.contributor.authorEntorf, Horsten_US
dc.contributor.authorWinker, Peteren_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-05-04en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-14T11:57:24Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-14T11:57:24Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/32094-
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 lit- erature 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. 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.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisher|aTechnische Universität Darmstadt, Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre |cDarmstadt
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDarmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics|x165
dc.subject.jelK42en_US
dc.subject.jelC23en_US
dc.subject.jelI19en_US
dc.subject.jelJ49en_US
dc.subject.ddc330
dc.subject.stwDrogenkonsumen_US
dc.subject.stwKriminalitäten_US
dc.subject.stwKriminalitätsökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleInvestigating the drugs-crime channel in economics of crime models empirical evidence from panel data of the German states
dc.typeWorking Paper
dc.identifier.ppn511221185en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:darddp:dar_36776-

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