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Does Age or Poverty Level Best Predict Criminal Arrest and Homicide Rates? A Preliminary Investigation

  title={Does Age or Poverty Level Best Predict Criminal Arrest and Homicide Rates? A Preliminary Investigation},
  author={Elizabeth A. Brown and Mike A. Males},
High criminal arrest and homicide mortality levels among young people are often attributed to biological and developmental flaws innate to adolescence. A special data run by the California Criminal Justice Statistics Center detailing arrests by offense, age, and race/ethnicity for 2006 provides new opportunities to examine the relationship between demographic and socioeconomic factors and crime outcomes by age. Preliminary rate and bivariate regression analyses find that poverty is more… 

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