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Reducing crime: more police, more prisons or more pay?

Marie, Olivier (2010) Reducing crime: more police, more prisons or more pay? CEP Election Analysis (CEPEA007). The London School of Economics and Political Science, Center of Economic Performance, London, UK.

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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.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2010 The Author
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2014 13:02
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2020 23:53

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