Crime and Violence

  • Rowena Gray
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Economic History book series (PEHS)


Crime is a relatively recent concept, a construction of an era that focuses more on the legality of a person’s actions than their morality. This chapter illustrates how economic history can help gain a new perspective on crime, and how crime and violence can be studied by looking at historical policy experiments and their consequences.

JEL Classification

J15 K42 N40 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rowena Gray
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaMercedUSA

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