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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: ECO                                     Course Number: 315                                    
Course Title: An Economic Analysis of Crime
Subject: Economics
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


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.

Prerequisite: ENG 102. In addition: ECO 101 or ECO 170; and junior standing or above.
  • This course is crosslisted as:   PSC 315
Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: