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Estimating the intangible victim costs of violent crime

Dolan, Paul, Loomes, G., Peasgood, Tessa and Tsuchiya, Aki (2005) Estimating the intangible victim costs of violent crime. British Journal of Criminology, 45 (6). pp. 958-976. ISSN 0007-0955

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Identification Number: 10.1093/bjc/azi029


Current estimates of the intangible costs of violent crime, such as the pain, grief and suffering experienced by victims, are not very robust. This paper sets out the different methods that can be used to provide more defensible cost estimates, and that use data that are currently available. One of these methods involves estimating the number of quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) that victims of crime lose. The estimates suggest that rape results in the biggest losses, followed (in descending order) by: other wounding, common assault, serious wounding, murder, robbery and sexual assault.

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Additional Information: © 2005 The Author
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2011 16:16
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 13:12

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