Predicting Crime: The Reciprocal Effects of Family Structure on Juvenile and Adult Violent Crime

Joann Gu, Boston Police Department

ABSTRACT
Population "boom" theories are prevalent in the discourse on crime causation. This presentation discusses the results of research on fluctuations in juvenile violence, recidivism, victimization, and re-victimization in Boston in the context of factors such as geographic reference, population density, family structure, and local economy.

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