Why Do Good Cops Defend Bad Cops?
CV Starr Working Paper No. RR 03-01
27 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2003
Date Written: February 2003
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
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