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WHY DO GOOD COPS DEFEND BAD COPS?

Jean-Pierre Benoit and Juan Dubra ()

International Economic Review, 2004, vol. 45, issue 3, 787-809

Abstract: Policemen are known to support colleagues who are the subject of criminal investigations. Although we might expect guilty officers to defend each other, why do (otherwise) law-abiding policemen defend those who have broken the law? We investigate under what conditions it is in the interest of a group to defend its "bad" members. Copyright 2004 by the Economics Department Of The University Of Pennsylvania And Osaka University Institute Of Social And Economic Research Association.

Date: 2004
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