The Economics of Crime
An Introduction to Rational Crime Analysis
By (author) Harold Winter
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Economics of Crime by Harold Winter
Book DescriptionSince 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 legalization, * private crime deterrence, * gun control, * the privatization of prisons, * juvenile crime, * alternative social reforms to deter crime By requiring no previous knowledge of economics, not only is this book a perfect choice for students new to the study of economics and public policy, it will also be of interest and accessible to students of criminology, law, political science, and other disciplines interested in the study of crime topics. By emphasizing the benefits and costs of social policy to deter crime, The Economics of Crime can be enjoyed by anyone who follows current public policy debate over one of society's most contentious issues.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415771733
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Harold Winter
Trade-offs, Paperback (April 2013)
By considering both the costs and benefits of potential policy solutions, the author stresses that real-world decision making is best served by an explicit recognition of as many trade-offs as possible. He incorporates developments in policy debates, including the rise of new paternalism, or policies designed to protect people from themselves.
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Discusses topics including the death penalty, racial profiling, rational drug addiction and drug legalization, private crime deterrence, gun control, the privatization of prisons, juvenile crime, and alternative social reforms to deter crime. This book is suitable for students new to the study of economics and public policy.
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Author Biography - Harold Winter
Harold Winter is Associate Professor at Ohio University. His previous book Trade-Offs: An Introduction to Economic Reasoning and Social Issues is available from University of Chicago Press (2005).
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