The Economic Dimensions of Crime

  • Nigel G. Fielding
  • Alan Clarke
  • Robert Witt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. An Introduction to the Economic Dimensions of Crime and Punishment

    1. Nigel G. Fielding, Alan Clarke, Robert Witt
      Pages 1-10
  3. The Economic Analysis of Crime and Punishment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Gary S. Becker
      Pages 13-68
    3. Antony W. Dnes
      Pages 69-81
    4. David Pyle
      Pages 82-98
    5. Diego Gambetta, Peter Reuter
      Pages 99-120
    6. Graham Farrell, Sharon Chamard, Ken Clark, Ken Pease
      Pages 121-137
  4. Crime and the Labour Market: Economic and Structural Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Simon Field
      Pages 141-148
    3. Richard B. Freeman
      Pages 149-175
    4. Ann D. Witte, Helen Tauchen
      Pages 176-191
    5. Alan Clarke, Nigel G. Fielding, Robert Witt
      Pages 209-222
  5. Modelling the System-Wide Costs of Criminal Justice Policies and Programmes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Allen K. Lynch, Todd Clear, David W. Rasmussen
      Pages 225-237
    3. Joanna Shapland
      Pages 238-250
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-260

About this book


This book seeks to raise the profile of economic perspectives on crime and criminal justice. It includes exemplars and original contributions, welded into a coherent whole by commentaries on each chapter and annotated further readings. It includes sections concerning the economic analysis of crime and punishment crime and the labor market and modeling the system-wide costs of criminal justice policies.

Editors and affiliations

  • Nigel G. Fielding
    • 1
  • Alan Clarke
    • 2
  • Robert Witt
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Social ResearchUniversity of SurreyUK
  2. 2.University of SurreyUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-62855-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-62853-7
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