Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Socio-Economic Risk Factors of Criminal Behavior in Teenager Environment: A Regional Aspect

Author(s): Ekaterina V Ilgova, Tamara A Smagina, Galina I Vershinina, Irina O Kuznetcova, Mikhail V Gorbachev

The present article aims to review and determine the risk factors for forming and developing of criminal behaviors in teenager environment. The definitions and analysis of these risk factors require an interdisciplinary approach that combines methodological principles of various sciences and research areas: Economics, sociology, jurisprudence, social psychology, regional studies, economic sociology, economic geography, statistics, etc. Authors of the article put forward a hypothesis about the presence of social-economic factors that determine certain types of criminal behavior in a teenager environment. To confirm this hypothesis, extensive statistical material that contains information on social-economic development of the subjects of the Russian Federation, is used. In particular, ratings of regions on the quality of life, the level of unemployment, the level of drug addiction of the population and the number of suicides committed by minors. Other data are also used if necessary for full implementation of the research objective put forward. Based on the collected and the systematized empirical material, conclusions and generalizations are formulated, which, on the one hand, partially prove the hypothesis advanced, on the other hand, requires certain corrections to be made within. Authors of the article believe that tendencies of increase/decrease of crime in the teenager environment revealed by them are partially determined by certain factors of social and economic development of Russian regions.

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