The cost of crime / c by David A. Anderson.

Anderson, David A. (David Anton), 1964- [Browse]
Boston : Now, ©2012.
1 online resource (pages 209-265) : color illustrations


Summary note
The size of crime's burden informs the prioritization of crime-prevention efforts and influences our legal, political, and cultural stance toward crime. This research quantifies crime's burden with an estimate of the annual cost of crime in the United States. While most existing studies focus on particular regions, types of crime, or cost categories, the scope of this article includes the direct and indirect cost of all crime in the United States. Beyond the expenses of law enforcement, criminal justice, and victim losses, the cost of crime includes expenditures on private deterrence, the implicit cost of fear and agony, and the opportunity cost of time lost due to crime. The estimated annual cost of crime, net of transfers from victim to criminal, is $1.7 trillion.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-265).
Source of description
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (NOW, viewed March 13, 2013).
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Literature review
  • 3. Elements of the cost of crime
  • 3.1 Crime-induced production
  • 3.2 Opportunity costs
  • 3.3 The value of risks to life and health
  • 3.4 Transfers
  • 4. Data and methods
  • 4.1 Crime-induced production
  • 4.2 Opportunity costs
  • 4.3 The value of risks to life and health
  • 4.4 Transfers
  • 4.5 Overlapping alternatives
  • 5. Summary of findings
  • 5.1 Crime-induced production
  • 5.2 Opportunity costs
  • 5.3 The value of risks to life and health
  • 5.4 Transfers
  • 5.5 The aggregate cost of crime
  • 6. Discussion
  • 7. Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • References.
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