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LSE Centre for Economic Performance: reducing crime: more police, more prisons or more pay?

Marie, Oliver (2010) LSE Centre for Economic Performance: reducing crime: more police, more prisons or more pay? British Politics and Policy at LSE (28 Jul 2010). Website.

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Crime is usually high on the list of voter concerns. This might seem surprising since total crime has fallen significantly since the mid 1990s. Yet two thirds of the population still (wrongly) think that crime is rising nationally.Politicians must take account of the public’s false perception of increasing levels of crime, which seems to be sustained even in years when both recorded crime and victimisation surveys point to reductions in overall crime. This CEP Policy Analysis by Oliver Marie, describes crime trends and research evidence relevant to the post election policies. The publication is summarised below and can be found in full on the CEP Policy Analysis Site.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2010 The author
Divisions: Sociology
Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
JEL classification: H - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies > H50 - General
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2011 14:19
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2021 23:18

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