2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin

PSC 315 An Economic Analysis of Crime

3 hours 

Crimes with economic motivations are analyzed using the Economic Theory of Crime. Topics focus on urban problems, including narcotics, illegal gambling, loan-sharking, labor racketeering and organized crime. Costs of crime and imprisonment are discussed. Strengths and weaknesses of the Economic Theory of Crime are discussed from alternative points of view.



Cross Listed Courses

ECO 315


ENG 201, and ECO 101 or ECO 170, and junior standing or above