An Analysis of the Relationship between Education and Crime: A Case Study of Shiraz, Iran
Mohammad Hadi Sadeghi1 and Ahmadreza Rezaei2
1 Faculty of Law and Political Science, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
2 National University of Tajikistan, Tajikistan. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: Does education reduce crime rate? Simple statistics, coupled with the empirical evidence, suggests that criminals tend to be less educated than non criminals. This paper investigates the attitudes toward the relationship between education and crime in Shiraz, Iran. The findings show that improving education can yield significant benefits towards crime reduction. This survey was conducted in 2012 among 225 high school teachers. The survey consists of a face-to face interview. The findings suggest that substantial saving on the social cost of crime can be obtained by investing in education. We find that the probability of committing crimes decreases with the level of education. In conclude we demonstrate that education can reduce the crime rates in the society. It is expected that findings of this study could utilize by policymakers who evaluate the benefits and costs of policies that increase education towards crime reduction.
[Mohammad Hadi Sadeghi and Ahmadreza Rezaei. An Analysis of the relationship between Education and Crime: A Case Study of Shiraz, Iran, J Am Sci 2013; 9(6):174-177]. (ISSN: 1545‐1003).http://www.jofamericanscience.org. 20
Keywords: Crime, attitude, education, human capital Full Text 20