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dc.contributor.author Bayer, P
dc.contributor.author Hjalmarsson, R
dc.contributor.author Pozen, D
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-09T15:38:21Z
dc.date.issued 2009-02-01
dc.identifier.citation Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2009, 124 (1), pp. 105 - 147
dc.identifier.issn 0033-5533
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/1996
dc.description.abstract This paper analyzes the influence that juvenile offenders serving time in the same correctional facility have on each other's subsequent criminal behavior. The analysis is based on data on over 8,000 individuals serving time in 169 juvenile correctional facilities during a two-year period in Florida. These data provide a complete record of past crimes, facility assignments, and arrests and adjudications in the year following release for each individual. Tb control for the nonrandom assignment to facilities, we include facility and facility-by-prior-offense fixed effects, thereby estimating peer effects using only within-facility variation over time. We find strong evidence of peer effects for burglary, petty larceny, felony and misdemeanor drug offenses, aggravated assault, and felony sex offenses. The influence of peers primarily affects individuals who already have some experience in a particular crime category. We also find evidence that the predominant types of peer effects differ in residential versus nonresidential facilities; effects in the latter are consistent with network formation among youth serving time close to home. © 2009 by the President and fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
dc.format.extent 105 - 147
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Quarterly Journal of Economics
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1162/qjec.2009.124.1.105
dc.title Building criminal capital behind bars: Peer effects in juvenile corrections
dc.type Journal Article
dc.department Economics
pubs.issue 1
pubs.organisational-group /Duke
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Sanford School of Public Policy
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Sanford School of Public Policy/Duke Population Research Institute
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Sanford School of Public Policy/Duke Population Research Institute/Duke Population Research Center
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Trinity College of Arts & Sciences/Economics
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 124
dc.identifier.eissn 1531-4650

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