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Economics of Crime An Introduction to Rational Crime Analysis

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ISBN-10: 0415771749

ISBN-13: 9780415771740

Edition: 2008

Authors: Harold Winter

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Since Gary Becker's seminal article in the late sixties, the economic analysis of crime has blossomed, from an interesting side field within law and economics, into a mature stand-alone sub-discipline that has been embraced by many well-respected academic economists. Wide ranging and accessible, this is the most up-to-date textbook in this area, taking current economic research and making it accessible to undergraduates and other interested readers. Without use of graphs or mathematical equations, Winter combines theory and empirical evidence with controversial examples from the news media. Topics discussed include: the death penalty, racial profiling, rational drug addiction and drug…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Harold Winter is professor of economics at Ohio University.

Rational crime basics
Efficient punishment and fines
Prison and crime deterrence
The death penalty and crime deterrence
Race and crime
Private crime deterrence
Drugs and crime
Social reforms and crime deterrence
Conclusion: What economists do