Why Do Good Cops Defend Bad Cops?

CV Starr Working Paper No. RR 03-01

27 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2003  

Jean-Pierre Benoit

London Business School - Department of Economics

Juan Dubra

University of Montevideo - Department of Economics

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Date Written: February 2003

Abstract

Policemen are known to support colleagues who are the subject of criminal investigations. While we might expect guilty officers to defend each other, why do law-abiding policemen defend those who have broken the law? We investigate under what conditions it is in the interest of a group to defend its "bad" members.

JEL Classification: D7, K4

Suggested Citation

Benoit, Jean-Pierre and Dubra, Juan, Why Do Good Cops Defend Bad Cops? (February 2003). CV Starr Working Paper No. RR 03-01. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=426762 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.426762

Jean-Pierre Benoit

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Juan Dubra (Contact Author)

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