General evolution and Durkheim's hypothesis of crime frequency: A cross-cultural test

The Sociological Quarterly Vol/Iss. 33(2) Blackwell Publishing Ltd Published In Pages: 241-263
By Leavitt, Gregory C.


This paper is an investigation into the relationship between social differentiation as a proxy for societal 'development' and various categories of crime. A positive relationship is interpreted by the author as empirical cross-cultural support for Durkheim's theory that these two factors will increase together as parallel processes of 'sociocultural evolution'.

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