Inequality in academic performance and juvenile convictions: An area-based analysis

Sabates, Ricardo, Feinstein, Leon and Shingal, Anirudh (2011) Inequality in academic performance and juvenile convictions: An area-based analysis. British Journal of Educational Studies, 59 (2). pp. 143-158. ISSN 0007-1005

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the links between inequality in academic performance and juvenile conviction rates for violent crime, stealing from another person, burglary in a dwelling and racially motivated offences. We use area-based aggregate data to model this relationship. Our results show that, above and beyond impacts of absolute access to resources, young people who grow up in school cohorts marked by higher levels of disparity in educational achievement may be more prone to commit violent crime and racially motivated offences than those with less disparity. This association is however not found for property-related offences. Our results further show that higher between-schools inequality and higher within-school inequality are both associated with higher conviction rates for violent crime and racially motivated offences.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
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Depositing User: Ricardo Sabates
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:17
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2012 09:21
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/30632
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