Long-term unemployment and violent crime

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title = "Long-term unemployment and violent crime",
abstract = "This study reinvestigates the relationship between unemployment and crime, but is the first to focus explicitly on the effects of long-term unemployment on crime. A unique finding is that long-term unemployment shows a strong association with violent crime, an effect which is greater than that of total unemployment on property crime in this and most previous studies. Long-term unemployment thus identifies a marginal group for committing crime (particularly violent crime) better than total unemployment, with the duration of unemployment plausibly increasing the strain that fosters violent behaviour.",
keywords = "Crime, Long-term unemployment, Unemployment, Violent crime",
author = "Martin Nordin and Daniel Alm{\'e}n",
year = "2017",
month = "2",
doi = "10.1007/s00181-016-1068-6",
language = "English",
volume = "52",
pages = "1--29",
journal = "Empirical Economics",
issn = "0377-7332",
publisher = "Physica Verlag",
number = "1",