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ECOS3026: Economics of Crime

This unit of study applies economic concepts and theory to analyse criminal behavior. The unit will provide an overview of core issues and recent advances in the economics of crime. Students will critically analyse topics related to the criminal justice system, including incarceration, policing, gun ownership, and regulation of illicit drugs. Within an economic framework, the unit will also consider the role that social programs and other social conditions, such as education, poverty, family structure, and even environmental factors (such as lead exposure), play in affecting crime and violence.

Code ECOS3026
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6
ECOS2001 or ECOS2901

The learning outcomes for this unit will be available two weeks before the first day of teaching.

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