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Kommentar till Peter Lindström
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Criminology.
2008 (Swedish)In: Nordisk Tidsskrift for Kriminalvidenskab, ISSN 0029-1528, Vol. 95, no 2, 173-178 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

In a rejoinder to a paper (Lindström, 2008, in Swedish) that claims that a10 percent increase in the number of prisoners in Sweden decreases the number of homicides by 5 percent during the subsequent year, the authorshows that this claim is a methodological and conceptual artefact. Using data from Swedish conviction statistics (1981-2006), it is shown that the temporal distribution of the incidence of homicide is identical for perpetrators sentenced to custodial and non-custodial sanctions, respectively. Since the average stay in Swedish prisons is short (ca. 5 months), lasting incapacitative effects are impossible to obtain given the temporal distribution of Swedish homicide events. The author joins the ranks of scholars criticizingthe use of regression modelling as a superior research strategy.

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2008. Vol. 95, no 2, 173-178 p.
Keyword [sv]
fångtal, brott, mord, dråp, kriminalpolitik
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-30211OAI: diva2:242097
Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2010-12-27Bibliographically approved

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