chapter  3
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Measuring and explaining crime

Proposition 1: the crime rate is rising and has reached record levels. Proposition 2: unemployment is also rising and this is a major cause

of the increase in crime. Proposition 3: the increase in crime is greatest amongst the young. Proposition 4: the increase in crime among the young is largely due

to teachers’ inability to instil moral standards and personal discipline in their pupils.