A Cross-National Test of Institutional Anomie Theory : Do the Strength of Other Social Institutions Mediate or Moderate the Effects of the Economy on the Rate of Crime ?

@inproceedings{Bjerregaard2008ACT,
  title={A Cross-National Test of Institutional Anomie Theory : Do the Strength of Other Social Institutions Mediate or Moderate the Effects of the Economy on the Rate of Crime ?},
  author={Beth Bjerregaard},
  year={2008}
}
This study presents a test of Messner and Rosenfeld’s theory of institutional anomie. It employs crossnational data on the rates of homicide and theft, as well as a variety of indicators of the economy and of the ineffectiveness of non-economic social institutions. Finally, it examines the degree to which non-economic social institutions mediate and/or moderate the effects of the economy on these cross-national rates of crime. As previous tests of this theory have also found, the level of… CONTINUE READING

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