Delinquency and Government Response: The Illusions of a Diagnosis

Varia
By Philippe Robert, Renée Zauberman, Fadoua Jouwahri

English

The public debate on crime and delinquency dwells on the way it happens, not upon an accurate diagnosis of its trends. A commonly shared discourse is that “violence increases, while property crime decreases.” A detailed review of available medium-term data shows how wrong this diagnosis is and how misleading it is regarding public safety policies.
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