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Crime and Young Men: The Role of Arrest, Criminal Experience, and Heterogeneity

Susumu Imai, Hajime Katayama, Kala Krishna

NBER Working Paper No. 12221
Issued in May 2006
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Using National Youth Survey (NYS) data, we examine the relationship of current criminal activity and past arrests using an ordered probit model with unobserved heterogeneity. Past arrests raise current criminal activity only for the non-criminal type, while past criminal experience raises current criminal activity for both types. Also, the age crime profile peaks at age 18 for non-criminal type individuals, but for criminal type individuals, it continues to rise with age. Past research indicates that age arrest profiles rise till age 18 and then fall for both types, suggesting lower apprehension rates for criminal type individuals.

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