Accession Number : ADA206520


Title :   A Survey of Economic Models of Criminal Behavior


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep-Dec 1986


Corporate Author : SELKIRK AND JAMES MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Haga, William J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a206520.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1987


Pagination or Media Count : 27


Abstract : Economic theories of criminal behavior premise the criminal as rational actor engaged in a calculus of incentives and disincentives. The fundamental model assumes the actor allocates time between legitimate and illegitimate activities, with time allocation affected by the deterrent effects of conviction probability and punishment severity. This paper presents the economic model of criminal behavior developed by Becker and refined by Ehrlich, Block, Heineke, and others.


Descriptors :   *CRIMINOLOGY , *ECONOMIC MODELS , *BEHAVIOR , DETERRENCE , TIME , THEORY , ECONOMICS , ALLOCATIONS


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Sociology and Law
      Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE