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Criminals and Victims

W. David Allen


This book presents an economic analysis of decisions made by criminals and victims of crime before, during, and after a crime or victimization occurs. Its main purpose is to illustrate how the application of analytical tools from economics can help us to understand the causes and consequences of criminal and victim choices, aiding efforts to deter or reduce the consequences of crime. By examining these decisions along a logical timeline over which crimes take place, we can begin to think more clearly about how policy effects change when it is targeted at specific decisions within the body of a ... More

Keywords: criminals, victims, crime, victimization, victim decisions, white-collar criminals, street criminals, recidivism, criminality, self-protection behaviors

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780804762526
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804762526.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

W. David Allen, author