ERIC Number: ED107572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
The Economics of Crime: A Teaching Unit for Grades 7-12.
Luksetich, William A.
The major purposes of this teaching unit are to increase the students' understanding of economic concepts and economic reasoning, and to explain how economic reasoning can be applied to an analysis of the causes and remedies of crime. The unit examines the economics of crime in dollars as well as the causes of crime and programs to reduce criminal activity. The unit centers on public policies that might be undertaken to control criminal activity. After a brief introduction in chapter 1, chapter 2 discusses the magnitude and distribution of crime, including the criminals, the victims, and compensation for the victims. Chapter 3 examines the economics of crime in relation to the profits to the criminal and the economics of crime prevention. The fourth chapter of the unit deals with the illegal drug problem. The unit concludes with a discussion of the problems of resource allocation at the various stages of the criminal justice system. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Crime, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, Economic Factors, Economic Research, Economics, Economics Education, Instructional Materials, Resource Allocation, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Social Studies, Units of Study
Center for Economic Education, St. Cloud State College, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301 (free)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Cloud State Coll., Minn. Center for Economic Education.