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The economics of crime : lessons for and from Latin America

Author: Rafael Di Tella; Sebastian Edwards; Ernesto Schargrodsky; National Bureau of Economic Research.; Universidad Torcuato di Tella. Laboratorio de Investigaciones sobre Crimen, Instituciones y Políticas.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Series: Conference report (National Bureau of Economic Research)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title presents a survey of the crime problem in Latin America, which takes a very broad and appropriately reductionist approach to analyse the determinants of the high crime levels, focusing on the negative social conditions in the region, including inequality and poverty, and poor policy design, such as relatively low police presence. The chapters illustrate three channels through which crime might generate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Economics of crime.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009052687
(OCoLC)496282178
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rafael Di Tella; Sebastian Edwards; Ernesto Schargrodsky; National Bureau of Economic Research.; Universidad Torcuato di Tella. Laboratorio de Investigaciones sobre Crimen, Instituciones y Políticas.
ISBN: 9780226153766 0226153762 9780226153742 0226153746 9780226791852 0226791858
OCLC Number: 671812020
Notes: Papers presented at the conference "Crime, Institutions, and Policies", organized by the Inter American Seminar on Economics of the National Bureau of Economic Research and Laboratorio de Investigaciones sobre Crimen, Instituciones y Políticas of Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov. 29-30, 2007.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 472 p.) : ill.
Contents: Overview: Latin America exceptionalism? --
Understanding high crime rates in Latin America: the role of social and policy factors / Rodrigo R. Soares and Joana Naritomi ; comment: Alejandro Gaviria --
The economics of crime meets Latin America. Capital crimes: kidnappings and corporate investment in Colombia / Rony Pshisva and Gustavo A. Suarez ; comment: Juan Pantano --
The cost of avoiding crime: the case of Bogotá / Alejandro Gaviria ... [et al.] ; comment: Alfredo Canavese --
Do conflicts create poverty traps? asset losses and recovery for displaced households in Colombia / Ana María Ibáñez and Andrés Moya ; comment: Martín González Rozada --
Crime distribution and victim behavior during a crime wave / Rafael Di Tella, Sebastián Galiani, and Ernesto Schargrodsky ; comment: Lucas Ronconi --
Assessing São Pauloś large drop in homicides: the role of demography and policy interventions / João M P de Mello and Alexandre Schneider ; comment: Lucas Llach --
The quality of life in prisons: do educational programs reduce in-prison conflicts? / María Laura Alzúa, Catherine Rodriguez, and Edgar Villa ; comment: Andrés Borenstein --
International evidence. What do economists know about crime? / Angela K. Dills, Jeffrey A. Miron, and Garrett Summers ; comment: Philip J. Cook --
Peaceable kingdoms and war zones: preemption, ballistics, and murder in Newark / Brendan O'Flaherty and Rajiv Sethi ; comment: Guillermo Cruces --
Crime displacement and police interventions: evidence from London's "operation theseus" / Mirko Draca, Stephen Machin, and Robert Witt ; comment: Catherine Rodriguez --
The impact of incentives on human behavior: can we make it disappear? the case of the death penalty / Naci Mocan and Kaj Gittings ; comment: Lucía Quesada --
Does arrest deter violence? comparing experimental and nonexperimental evidence on mandatory arrest laws / Radha Iyengar ; comment: Rafael Di Tella.
Series Title: Conference report (National Bureau of Economic Research)
Responsibility: edited by Rafael Di Tella, Sebastian Edwards, and Ernesto Schargrodsky.

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Crime rates in Latin America are among the highest in the world. This book features contributors who address a variety of topics, including the impact of kidnappings on investment, mandatory arrest  Read more...

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