I’m working on a criminal justice discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Levitt (2004) used a very analytical approach, embedded with statistical data, to elaborate factors that explain and not explain the fluctuations of crime rates in 1990s. Based on his article, answer the following questions.
1. Among all factors, both explain and do not explain the fluctuations of crime in 1990s, which one do you agree the most? Which factor do you disagree the most?
2. What factors may continue to explain the fluctuations of crime rates in 2000s from Levitt’s perspective? Do you agree with his prediction? Does empirical data support his prediction?