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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Gregory Gilpin.en
dc.contributor.authorPennig, Luke Alouisious.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-25T18:38:45Z
dc.date.available2013-06-25T18:38:45Z
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/2036
dc.description.abstractMinimum dropout age (MDA) laws have been touted as effective policies to bring delinquents off streets and into classrooms. These laws work mainly through incapacitating delinquents by decreasing the number of unsupervised hours available to commit crime. Given that these laws constrain delinquent juveniles, one question to better understand the costs and benefits of these laws is: to what extent do MDA laws displace crime from streets to schools? Answering this question may be valuable given that in-school crime affects education production through creating a negative and unsafe learning environment, which may lead to decreases in student achievement. This research extends the sparse research on in-school crime by studying how MDA laws affect crimes committed in U.S. public high schools. The analysis is conducted using a difference-in-difference estimator exploiting variation between state-level MDA laws over time. The results indicate that a MDA of 18 significantly increases in-school crime. Specifically, attacks without a weapon, threats without a weapon, and drug incidences. A MDA of 17 is found to have no effect on in-school crime.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Agricultureen
dc.subject.lcshEducation, Compulsory.en
dc.subject.lcshDropouts.en
dc.subject.lcshJuvenile delinquents.en
dc.subject.lcshEducation and crime.en
dc.titleCompulsory schooling laws and in-school crime : are delinquents incapacitated?
dc.typeThesis
dc.rights.holderCopyright Luke Alouisious Pennig 2012en
thesis.catalog.ckey1848962en
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: D. Mark Anderson; Wendy A. Stocken
thesis.degree.departmentAgricultural Economics & Economics.en
thesis.degree.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.nameMSen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage62en
mus.identifier.categoryLife Sciences & Earth Sciences
mus.identifier.categoryBusiness, Economics & Management
mus.relation.departmentAgricultural Economics & Economics.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US


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