Unemployment and Right-wing Extremist Crime *

  title={Unemployment and Right-wing Extremist Crime *},
  author={Armin Falk},
Unemployment and Right-Wing Extremist Crime Right-wing extremism is a serious problem in many societies. A prominent hypothesis states that unemployment plays a crucial role for the occurrence of right-wing extremist crime. In this paper we empirically test this hypothesis. We use a previously not used data set which includes all officially recorded right-wing criminal acts in Germany. These data are recorded by the German Federal Criminal Police Office on a monthly and state level basis. Our… CONTINUE READING
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