Economics and Youth Violence: Crime, Disadvantage, and Community

Editors: Rosenfeld, Richard, Edberg, Mark and Fang, Xiangming
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: New York University Press

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ISBN: 978-0-81-476059-8
Category: Social Sciences - Contemporary Issues & Controversies
Image Count: 83
Book Status: Available
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Offering new and important insights regarding the relationship between macroeconomic conditions and youth violence across a variety of times and places, chapters cover such issues as the effect of inflation on youth violence; new quantitative analysis of the connection between race, economic opportunity, and violence; and the cyclical nature of criminal backgrounds and economic disadvantage among families.

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Table of Contents

  • 1 Introduction - Richard Rosenfeld, Curtis S. Florence, Xiangming Fang, and Mark Edberg
  • PART I: TRENDS IN MACROECONOMIC CONDITIONS AND YOUTH VIOLENCE
  • 2 The Net Effect of the Business Cycle on Crime and Violence - Shawn Bushway, Philip J. Cook, and Matthew Phillips
  • 3 Are the Criminogenic Consequences of Economic Downturns Conditional? Assessing Potential Moderators of the Link between Adverse Economic Conditions and Crime Rates - Eric P. Baumer, Richard Rosenfeld, and Kevin T. Wolff
  • 4 Economic Conditions and Violent Victimization Trends among Youth: Guns, Violence, and Homicide, 1973–2005 - Janet L. Lauritsen, Ekaterina Gorislavsky, and Karen Heimer
  • PART II: THE NEIGHBORHOOD CONTEXT
  • 5 The Nonlinear Effect of Neighborhood Disadvantage on Youth Violence: Neighborhood Effects on Youth Violence - Xiangming Fang, Richard Rosenfeld, Linda L. Dahlberg, and Curtis S. Florence
  • 6 Aggravated Inequality: Neighborhood Economics, Schools, and Juvenile Delinquency - Robert D. Crutchfield and Tim Wadsworth
  • 7 Street Markets, Adolescent Identity, and Violence: A Generative Dynamic - Mark Edberg and Philippe Bourgois
  • 8 Incarceration and the Economic Fortunes of Urban Neighborhoods - Jeffrey Fagan and Valerie West
  • PART III: CHILD DEVELOPMENT, FAMILIES, AND YOUTH VIOLENCE
  • 9 Macroeconomic Factors, Youth Violence, and the Developing Child - Nancy G. Guerra
  • 10 Macroeconomic Factors and Inequities in Youth Violence: The Cyclical Relationship between Community Conditions, Family Factors, and Youth Violence - Jennifer L. Matjasko, Sarah Beth Barnett, and James A. Mercy
  • PART IV: LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
  • 11 Economic Opportunity and Youth Violence: Conclusions and Implications for Future Research - Curtis S. Florence and Sarah Beth Barnett
  • About the Contributors