The research conducted in this paper aims to determine the effect of social interactions on an individual’s likelihood to commit crime. Building from classical microeconomic theory, a utility model is constructed to include social interaction variables. Due to privacy laws in the United States, aggregated data is used in a specified GS2SLS model. This estimation process provides evidence confirming the presence of distinct social interaction effects.
Beck, Kevin, "The Social Network of Crime: How do our Social Interactions Predict Criminal Behavior?" (2019). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 8352.
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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