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Crime and rationality: An empirical study of murdered police officers

Leon Taylor ()

Law and Economics from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: The rate at which police officers were murdered rose over the 1960s, although expected penalties also grew more severe. During that period, a subjective index indicates, arrest suspects may have become more prone to commit crimes for impulsive or political reasons rather than out of rational behavior. [JEL K42]

Keywords: crime; murder; law; enforcement (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: K42 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 14 pages
Date: 2000-04-23
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Note: Type of Document - LaTex (Scientific Workplace 3); prepared on Compaq Presario; to print on HP; pages: 14; figures: Seven tables
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