Monday, March 24, 2008


Study Links Divorce with Violent Crime

An interesting study by Julio Cáceres-Delpiano and Eugenio P. Giolito from the Institute for the Study of Labor shows a correlation between divorce and crime. Of particular interest is the link between divorce and violent crime amongst subjects between the ages of 15 and 24.

I suppose you do have a chicken and egg problem here, though. Were the personality traits that would cause someone to be predisposed to divorce also make a person predisposed towards certain criminal acts? Or did the divorce cause the person to commit crimes, possibly altering their mental or psychological outlook or through some sort of depression-related response?

An interesting study, nonetheless.

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