• Danijela Petrović University of Pristina, Faculty of Law, Kosovska Mitrovica


crime, social factors, unemployment, poverty


Abstract: The issues of crime, its causes and effects, are perpetually current issues. Although legislators are investing efforts to act preventively and reduce the scope and types of criminal activities, crime is present in all countries of modern society. The occurrence of crime is conditioned by social, economic, and cultural factors, but also by the behavior of individuals, their biological and psychological characteristics. There are conflicting views in the literature and the professional public about the dependency between social factors and crime. The subject of the analysis in the paper is the impact of economic and social factors, primarily poverty and unemployment, on the level of crime, but also the impact of crime on the economic development. Resources engaged in police, judiciary, and crime itself have opportunity costs, and their application in other fields can affect the economic development and social well-being. We used economic tools and methods in the analysis.


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Social, Economic and Political Flows of Crime