Economics of Crime and Incarceration

This course will use economic modeling and empirical tools to study the causes, costs, and consequences of crime. The first part of the course will introduce economic models of crime and study what motivates and deters criminal behavior. Then we will turn to empirical evidence to evaluate these models and will discuss the role of higher fines, imprisonment, and other economic and social factors. The final section of the course will focus on the effects of criminal sanctions (primary incarceration) on individuals and the greater effects on society.

Prerequisites: ECO 202 and ECO 105

Satisfies Economics major and minor requirement.
Satisfies Social-Scientific Thought requirement

Economics 202 or 203 or 205 and permission of the instructor.

Class Details
Course ECO 380
Section A
CRN 20171
Time T R
Time 0245 - 0400pm
Building 2084 CHAM
Instructor Siobhan O'Keefe
Max 30
Current 0
Remaining 30
Semester Spring 2022