Bitte verwenden Sie diesen Link, um diese Publikation zu zitieren, oder auf sie als Internetquelle zu verweisen: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/93317
Autoren: 
Friehe, Tim
Schildberg-Hörisch, Hannah
Datum: 
2014
Schriftenreihe/Nr.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 7894
Zusammenfassung: 
We explore the individual and joint explanatory power of concepts from economics, psychology, and criminology for criminal behavior. More precisely, we consider risk and time preferences, personality traits from psychology (Big Five and locus of control), and a self-control scale from criminology. We find that economic preferences, personality traits, and self-control complement each other in predicting criminal behavior. The most significant predictors stem from all three disciplines: risk aversion, conscientiousness, and high self-control make criminal behavior less likely. Our results illustrate that integrating concepts from various disciplines enhances our understanding of individual behavior.
Schlagwörter: 
crime
risk preferences
time preferences
personality traits
self-control
experiment
JEL: 
K42
D03
D81
D90
C21
C91
Dokumentart: 
Working Paper

Datei(en):
Datei
Größe
228.57 kB





Publikationen in EconStor sind urheberrechtlich geschützt.