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Title:Law enforcement and criminality: Europe vs. USA PDF Logo
Authors:Demougin, Dominique M.
Schwager, Robert
Issue Date:1999
Series/Report no.:ZEW Discussion Papers 99-44
Abstract:We use a stylized model to show that, if transfers to the poor are founded on a security argument, there is a negative trade-o¤ between law enforcement expenditures and criminality. In contrast, if transfers are based on altruism, the correlation between the same variables may appear positive. We argue that it provides a plausible explanation for the startling di¤erence between the US and Europe in crime statistics and law enforcement expenditures.
Subjects:Criminality
law enforcement
social system
JEL:H3
K0
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ZEW Discussion Papers
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