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NCJ Number: 64248 Find in a Library
Title: COSTS OF CRIME
Corporate Author: Sage Publications, Inc
United States of America
Editor(s): C M GRAY
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 280
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONALS, ATTORNEYS, AND CRIMINOLOGISTS, THIS VOLUME CONTAINS REPORTS BY ECONOMISTS ADDRESSING THE COSTS OF CRIME; SOME ARE HIGHLY STATISTICAL.
Abstract: BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON CRIME COSTS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE EXPENDITURES IS PRESENTED, INCLUDING A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF PRIOR STUDIES WHICH EXAMINED THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CRIME. NUMEROUS PAPERS FOCUS ON THE VICTIMS OF THE COSTS OF CRIME, INCLUDING PROPERTY OWNERS, THE PUBLIC SECTOR, AND THE OFFENDERS. VARIOUS CONTRIBUTORS DISCUSS THE PUBLIC RESPONSE TO CRIME, SUCH AS THE PROVISION OF PUBLIC SERVICES VIA THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM TO PROTECT CITIZENS FROM THE IMPACT OF CRIME. SUCH TOPICS AS THE COSTS OF VICTIM COMPENSATION AND COST FUNCTIONS FOR CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS ILLUSTRATE THE RANGE OF ANALYSES, FROM THE BASIC IDENTIFICATION, QUANTIFICATION, AND SUMMATION OF PROGRAM COSTS TO THE STATISTICAL ESTIMATION OF COST FUNCTIONS. FINALLY, THE COST OF PRIVATE PROTECTION AGAINST CRIME IS EXAMINED, NOTING THE DIFFICULTY IN QUANTIFYING LARGE COMPONENTS OF SUCH COSTS. BRIEF DISCUSSIONS ON THE MORAL COSTS OF CRIME ARE ALSO PRESENTED. MOST PAPERS PROVIDE TABULAR DATA, GRAPHS, AND CHARTS, AS WELL AS NOTES AND REFERENCES. (WJR)
Index Term(s): Cost analysis; Crime costs; Economic analysis; Private police; Property crimes; Victim compensation; Victimization; Victimology
Note: SAGE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM ANNUALS - V 12
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