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Why do Good Cops Defend Bad Cops?

  • Juan Dubra

Policemen are known to support colleagues who are the subject of criminal investigations. While we might expect guilty officers to defend each other, why do law-abiding policemen defend those who have broken the law? We investigate under what conditions it is in the interest of a group to defend its "bad" members.

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Paper provided by Econometric Society in its series Econometric Society 2004 Latin American Meetings with number 342.

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