Do More Jobs = Less Crime? Bostonians Disagree

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http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/191/metro/Not_all_agree_that_jobs_can_cut_crime+.shtml Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino issued this warning after a recent "crime summit:" Without an increase in summer jobs, the city could face an increase in youth crime. But the Boston Globe reports that criminologists and economists, including those who have studied Boston crime and teen employment, say there is little direct evidence linking summer jobs to decreases . . .

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