Description This course surveys the intersection of two areas of human behavior: criminal and economic. Social science methodology and basic concepts from economics and criminology are reviewed. An economics framework is applied to analyze criminal behavior and to evaluate the economic burden that crime imposes on a society. Lessons are applied to specific types of crime: property, white collar, illegal markets, and organized crime.
Prerequisites 3 credits of introductory economics (ECON 100, 200, or 201).