Homicide and economic conditions: A replication and critique of M. Harvey Brenner's new report to the U.S. Congress

Journal Article (Journal Article)

M. Harvey Brenner has produced two influential studies of the social costs of unemployment, economic inequality, and economic growth, both sponsored by the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress. This paper reports the results of an effort to reproduce Brenner's findings for homicide from his more recent (1984) study. Our conclusions are as follows. (1) Although not obvious from his write-up, Brenner's 1984 results differ substantively from his earlier results. (2) We are unable to reproduce his reported findings. (3) There are serious methodological problems with his procedure for choosing a regression specification. © 1986 Plenum Publishing Corporation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cook, PJ; Zarkin, GA

Published Date

  • March 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 69 - 80

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-7799

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0748-4518

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF01064596

Citation Source

  • Scopus