ECON 318 Economics of Crime and Corruption


This course explores the contributions of economics to the understanding of crime and corruption. The perspectives and quantitative
analytical techniques of economics are used to examine important issues concerning crime and corruption. Topics may include: rationalchoice
criminology; development and corruption; measuring the costs of crime and corruption; organized crime, white-collar crime;
environmental crime; illicit drugs; human trafficking; gender and race issues concerning crime, and special topics selected by the
instructor. (Course offered in alternate years.)