Participation in illegitimate activities [electronic resource] : Ehrlich revisited, 1960.

Author
Vandaele, Walter [Browse]
Format
Data file
Language
English
Published/​Created
Ann Arbor, MI : Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1987.
Description
Extent of collection: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation (PDF).

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Summary note
This study re-analyzes Isaac Ehrlich's 1960 cross-section data on the relationship between aggregate levels of punishment and crime rates. It provides alternative model specifications and estimations. The study examined the deterrent effects of punishment on seven FBI index crimes: murder, rape, assault, larceny, robbery, burglary, and auto theft. Socio-economic variables include family income, percentage of families earning below half of the median income, unemployment rate for urban males in the age groups 14-24 and 35-39, labor force participation rate, educational level, percentage of young males and non-whites in the population, percentage of population in the SMSA, sex ratio, and place of occurrence. Two sanction variables are also included: 1) the probability of imprisonment, and 2) the average time served in prison when sentenced (severity of punishment). Also included are: per capita police expenditure for 1959 and 1960, and the crime rates for murder, rape, assault, larceny, robbery, burglary, and auto theft.
Notes
  • Codebook available in print and electronic format.
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Dec. 1, 2004).
  • "First ICPSR Edition"--T.p. of accompanying codebook.
  • "Spring 1987"--T.p. of accompanying codebook.
Type of data
Extent of collection: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation (PDF).
Time and place of event
Date(s) of collection: 1960.
Geographic coverage
Geographic coverage: United States.
Funding information
  • Funding agency: United States Department of Justice. National Institute of Justice.
  • Grant number: J-LEAA-006-76.
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Case file characteristics
1 rectangular file, 47 cases, 66 variables, 501 character logical record length, 1 record per case.
Methodology note
Data source: (1) U.S. Census, (2) FBI Uniform Crime Reports,and (3) National Prison Statistics.
Cite as
Vandaele, Walter. PARTICIPATION IN ILLEGITIMATE ACTIVITIES: EHRLICH REVISITED, 1960 [Computer file]. ICPSR08677-v1. Los Angeles, CA: Walter Vandaele, University of California-Los Angeles, Department of Economics [producer], 1987. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1987.
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