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dc.contributor.authorDemougin, Dominique M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSchwager, Roberten_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-16T14:54:20Z-
dc.date.available2009-02-16T14:54:20Z-
dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24326-
dc.description.abstractWe 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.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) |cMannheim-
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aZEW Discussion Papers |x99-44en_US
dc.subject.jelH3en_US
dc.subject.jelK0en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordCriminalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordlaw enforcementen_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial systemen_US
dc.subject.stwKriminalpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwKriminalitäten_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwInnere Sicherheiten_US
dc.subject.stwAltruismusen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.subject.stwWesteuropaen_US
dc.titleLaw enforcement and criminality: Europe vs. USAen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn853788774en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:5257-

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