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Economics of Crime - ECOS3026

Year - 2018

This unit of study applies economic concepts and theory to analyse criminal behavior. This unit will provide an overview of core issues and recent advances in the economics of crime. In the unit students will critically analyse topics related to the criminal justice system, including incarceration, policing, gun ownership and regulation of illicit drugs. Within an economic framework, the unit will also consider the role that social programs and other social conditions -- such as education, poverty, family structure and even environmental factors (such as lead exposure) -- play in affecting crime and violence.

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

1x1500wd policy paper (30%), 1xresearch paper presentation (1000wd equivalent)(20%), 1x2hr final exam (50%)


ECOS2001 or ECOS2901


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Economics
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Courses that offer this unit

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