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Lessons from the Economics of Crime


Philip J. Cook


Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy; Duke University - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Stephen J. Machin


University College London - Department of Economics; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Olivier E. Marie


Maastricht University

Giovanni Mastrobuoni


University of Essex - Department of Economics; IZA; Collegio Carlo Alberto; Netspar

July 29, 2012

'Lessons from the Economics of Crime' in Lessons from the Economics of Crime, edited by P.J. Cook, S.J. Machin, O. Marie, and G. Mastrobuoni, MIT Press, Forthcoming

Abstract:     
What have the economists contributed to the study of criminal behavior and crime control? In what follows, to motivate and describe the contributions to this edited volume, we discuss three domains:

• A normative framework for evaluating criminal law and crime prevention, and the application of sophisticated quantitative methods to analyze the causes of crime and the effects of crime-control measures in this framework;
• The conception of criminal behavior as individual choice, influenced by perceived consequences;
• The aggregation of individual choices to a systems framework for understanding crime rates and patterns.

The papers in this volume are informed by and contribute to all of these domains.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 14

Keywords: economics of crime

JEL Classification: K42

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Date posted: July 31, 2012  

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Cook, Philip J. and Machin, Stephen J. and Marie, Olivier E. and Mastrobuoni, Giovanni, Lessons from the Economics of Crime (July 29, 2012). 'Lessons from the Economics of Crime' in Lessons from the Economics of Crime, edited by P.J. Cook, S.J. Machin, O. Marie, and G. Mastrobuoni, MIT Press, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2119606

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Philip J. Cook (Contact Author)
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy ( email )
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Durham, NC 27708
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Duke University - Department of Economics
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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Stephen J. Machin
University College London - Department of Economics ( email )
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+0171 955 7595 (Fax)
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
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Germany
Olivier E. Marie
Maastricht University ( email )
Maastricht
Netherlands
Giovanni Mastrobuoni
University of Essex - Department of Economics ( email )
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester CO4 3SQ
United Kingdom
IZA ( email )
Collegio Carlo Alberto ( email )
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Moncalieri, Torino 10024
Italy
Netspar ( email )
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Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands
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