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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.
This course surveys topics in crime and crime prevention, with a focus on thinking critically about empirical evidence. The first part of the course briefly introduces an economic model of crime and reviews relevant empirical methods. The remainder of the course is spent discussing a range of crime-related topics, including policing, incarceration, employment, drugs & alcohol, firearms, education, and health. Students will consider trade-offs to different crime prevention policies and gain experience framing and summarizing evidence for policymakers.
When Offered Fall.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PAM 2000 and PAM 3100 or equivalent courses in the Economics Department.
Distribution Category (SBA-AS, SSC-AS)
- Critically read and evaluate empirical research and claims related to crime.
- Recognize and assess trade-offs in crime policy.
- Apply a theoretical economic framework to understand the levers affecting a person's propensity to engage in crime.
Regular Academic Session. Combined with: PAM 3600
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits Stdnt Opt(Letter or S/U grades)
Class Number & Section Details
- TR M Van Rensselaer Hall 1153
- Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
Instruction Mode: In Person
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