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UC Research Examines Teenage CyberDeviance, Prison Misbehavior and Whether Wages Affect Crime Rates

Multiple presentations by UC faculty and students will be given to an international audience at the American Society of Criminology's annual meeting held Nov. 20-23.

Date: 11/18/2013 7:37:00 AM
By: Tom Robinette
Phone: (513) 556-1825

UC ingot   University of Cincinnati researchers will give presentations at the American Society of Criminology's (ASC) 69th annual meeting.

This year's event will be held from Nov. 20-23 in Atlanta, and the theme is "Expanding the Core: Neglected Crimes, Groups, Causes and Policy Approaches." The ASC and its international membership encourage the exchange of criminological scholarship. Faculty and students from UC's College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, will give the following presentations at the ASC annual meeting: 

"Are Prisoners with Military Mettle More Likely to Toe the Line or Cross It?"
UC research examines whether prison inmates with military backgrounds are more likely to misbehave. Survey analysis shows that, in some respects, former military members make for better behaved prisoners than other inmates.

"Like Other Offenses, CyberDeviance and CyberCrime Seem to Start and Peak in the Teen Years"
A snapshot survey by University of Cincinnati researchers indicates that cyberdeviance and cybercrime start among teens at about age 15 and peak at about age 18. This is in line with the traditional onset and peak ages for other types of misdemeanor and criminal offenses.

"Multilevel Study Finds No Link Between Minimum Wage and Crime Rates"
This unique examination into whether public policy on the minimum wage can affect the crime rate finds that, contrary to conventional belief, increasing the minimum wage will not lower violent crime or property crime.