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The present publication is a further development of the final report of the research project "Development and validation of scientific indicators of the relationship between criminality, social cohesion and economic performance" which has been executed by the authors -in their function as a research professor (Horst Entorf) and a research fellow (Hannes Spengler) of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) -on behalf of the European Commission, Directorate-General Employment and Social Affairs. The results obtained within the framework of the project do not necessarily repre sent the opinion of the European Commission nor can the Commission be held responsible for the contents of the study. The aim of launching this research pro ject was to contribute to a better understanding of the interactions between crimi nality, economic performance, social cohesion and the socio-economic situation of the population. We have tried to achieve this aim by employing adequate multi variate statistic al methods to European macro data from different levels of regional disaggregation. Since the Commission was primarily interested in the use of rep licable ofticial data, no individual survey data have been collected. Conc1usions which might suf fer from unobservable heterogeneity or the omission of relevant (but unavailable) variables have been marked as such (see, for instance, the inter pretation of crimes committed by "foreigners").
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Crime - Criminology - Criminometrics - Economics of Crime - Nation - Social Exclusion - income