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Crime and rationality: An empirical study of murdered police officers

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  • Leon Taylor

    (Marshall University)

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The rate at which police officers were murdered rose over the 1960s, although expected penalties also grew more severe. During that period, a subjective index indicates, arrest suspects may have become more prone to commit crimes for impulsive or political reasons rather than out of rational behavior. [JEL K42]

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  • Leon Taylor, 2000. "Crime and rationality: An empirical study of murdered police officers," Law and Economics 0004001, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwple:0004001
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    1. Guido Travaglini, 2003. "Property Crime and Law Enforcement in Italy. A Regional Panel Analysis 1980-95," Giornale degli Economisti, GDE (Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia), Bocconi University, vol. 62(2), pages 211-240, October.

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    crime murder law enforcement;

    JEL classification:

    • K42 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law

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