The relationship between crime and economic development in Sabah

Rohana Arpa (2016) The relationship between crime and economic development in Sabah. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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Crime is an act which is unlawful and offenders may be punished commensurate with the crime committed. Criminal act can be a major problem for the country if not addressed from the beginning. Therefore, the purpose of this research is to analyse the relationship between crime and economic development in Sabah. This research used mixed method approach which is the combination of quantitative and qualitative method. The results indicate that property crime and violent crime had an impact towards the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Sabah. Based on the results, it shows that property crime had a negative relationship towards GDP in Sabah and there is causality between the variables. Other than that, both of the crimes had an impact in terms of cost of crime towards GDP in Sabah. Crime is one of the major problems that have been faced by most of the countries and it cause not only in term of social problem but also gives a large impact to the economic. The role from other parties is needed in order to addresses the crime issues.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Keyword: crime, economic development, mixed method approach, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), property crime
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2017 15:42
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2017 15:42

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