Black-white differentials in crime rates

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    Abstract

    In this paper a choice-theoretic model of participation in crime is adopted to capture some of the conventional explanations for why Blacks have higher crime rates than whites. Naively, the controversial proposition that higher black crimes rates are illusory is eschewed. Instead, it is assumed for expository purposes that Blacks really are more criminal than whites.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)133-152
    Number of pages20
    JournalThe Review of Black Political Economy
    Volume10
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 1 1980

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