This presentation is part of: R10-1 Urban and Regional Economics

The Effect of Curfews On Juvenile Criminal Activity: An Individual-Level Analysis

Mark Gius, Ph.D., Economics, Quinnipiac University, 275 Mt. Carmel Ave., Hamden, CT 06518

The purpose of the present study is to determine the impact of juvenile curfews on the criminal activities of young adults.  Using individual-level data from the National Longitudinal Survey Youth - Geocode (NLSY) data set and estimating an economic model of crime for young adults, the present study finds that curfews have no statistically-significant effect on youth-related criminal behavior.