Investigating the Drugs - Crime Channel in Economics of Crime Models: Empirical Evidence from Panel Data of the German States

@inproceedings{Entorf2005InvestigatingTD,
  title={Investigating the Drugs - Crime Channel in Economics of Crime Models: Empirical Evidence from Panel Data of the German States},
  author={Horst Entorf},
  year={2005}
}
The 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. Estimation with panel data from the German states allows us to take into account further factors… CONTINUE READING

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