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2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECO 3331 - Economics of Crime, Corruption and Terrorism

Credits: 3 hrs
The intent of this course is to provide individuals with knowledge of how economics can be used to analyze both illegal market and non- market behavior so that effective policies can be made to deter illegal behavior. In this course, students will learn how to use economic theory to see how policies enacted to reduce crime actually increase it, how policies undertaken to reduce corruption actually contribute to it and how policies enacted to combat terrorism actually assist it. In addition, students will learn how to combat each of these elements by focusing on strategies that are designed to reduce these plagues on society. Among the topics covered in the course are how to use economic theory to analyze insurance fraud, illegal immigration, organized crime, murder, rape, the death penalty, terrorism, corruption, the black market, smuggling, arson, and tax evasion.
Pre-requisite(s): ECO 2311