2015
Research Marginalised groups and risk behaviour
Journal of Marriage and Family, Volume 77, Issue 2, pages 496–509, April 2015
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The analysis compares former male criminal offenders who marry with equivalent male offenders who remain single. There is a lower probability of those that marry falling back into criminal ways. However, the finding that marriage reduces criminality among men has a significant qualification. It only applies if the woman that the man marries has no criminal conviction. A marriage to a female offender has no effect on the likelihood of the man committing more crime.

 

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Authors

Signe Hald Andersen
Forskningsleder og souschef


Lars Højsgaard Andersen
Seniorforsker


Peer Ebbesen Skov
Forsker