Sunday, April 13, 2008
NY Times Part 3: Do Hamburgers Cause Crime?
To complete the trifecta of posts, here's an quick blurb from the NY Times' Freakonomics blog about two journal articles on slaughterhouses. The first article will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy and focuses on the possible psychological impacts to slaughterhouse workers who are exposed to the kill floor. The second article from the American Sociological Association looks at the statistical data linking slaughterhouses and increased crime rates. The study's findings "suggest unique effects of slaughterhouse employment levels on certain types of crime (controlling for several key variables and compared to other types of industry)."