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Understanding the relationship between inequalities and poverty: mechanisms associated with crime, the legal system and punitive sanctions

Duque, Magali and Mcknight, Abigail (2019) Understanding the relationship between inequalities and poverty: mechanisms associated with crime, the legal system and punitive sanctions. CASEpapers (215). Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper outlines the various issues pertaining to how crime, the legal system and punitive sanctions may provide a mechanism through which inequality is positively related to poverty. We analyse trends in crime rates, review evidence on the determinants of criminal activity, trends in incarceration rates and prison populations, and the profile of prisoners. We explore relevant aspects of criminal justice policies, changes to Legal Aid, and legal reforms, and finish by outlining how the evidence suggests that crime, the legal system and punitive sanctions is one of the mechanisms that contributes to the positive link between economic inequality and poverty, before reviewing policy options.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: https://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/CASE/_new/publications/C...
Additional Information: © 2019 The Authors
Divisions: Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
K Law > K Law (General)
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I32 - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
D - Microeconomics > D3 - Distribution > D31 - Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy Formation, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook > E62 - Fiscal Policy; Public Expenditures, Investment, and Finance; Taxation
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2020 10:18
Last Modified: 29 May 2020 23:37
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/103459

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