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Economic analysis and efficiency in policing, criminal justice and crime reduction: What works?

Manning, Matthew; Johnson, Shane D.; Tilley, Nick; Wong, Gabriel; Vorsina, Margarita


A key part of the evidence base for practitioners and policymakers includes the costs of interventions and the returns yielded from incurring those costs. However, to date crime reduction work economic analyses have been uncommon and even when undertaken have been partial, technically weak and insufficiently informed by economic theory. This book explains what economic analysis is, why it is important, and forms it can take. Costs are important in all forms of economic analysis although their...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Book
DOI: 10.1057/9781137588654.0001


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