Becker’s Crime Promoting Theory: A Theory of Crime Prevention
15 Pages Posted: 5 Jan 2015 Last revised: 25 Mar 2017
Date Written: January 3, 2015
This paper points out that Becker’s crime model is actually promoting crimes, that its crimes help government collect revenue, and that his punishment encourages more offences. This paper then indicates the proper procedure to work out a positive crime theory. Accordingly, thieves will commit more offenses if the booty price is higher and/or their labor wage is lower. This paper suggests killing monopolies and securing private property as means to prevent crime. Finally, it reveals that the biggest criminal is government, and that economists are instigators and abettors of many crimes.
JEL Classification: D62
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