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.


Social differentiation will be positively associated with indices of miscellaneous crime (251).


Only division of weaving labor, political complexity, settlement size, cooperative vs. competitive economic behavior, and lending predict all categories at p < 0.05 level.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Rank-order correlationPartially Supportedp < 0.05UNKNOWNUNKNOWN