Cost Benefit Analysis and Crime Control (Urban Institute Press)

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$29.84 - $48.63
UPC:
9780877667667
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Paperback
Publication Date:
2010-11-04
Author:
John Roman;Terry Dunworth;Kevin Marsh
Language:
english
Edition:
1

Product Overview

Criminal justice programs, to be adopted in today's climate, need demonstrate not only efficacy but return on tax dollars invested. Cost-benefit analysis, the economist's tool for determining the price of outcomes, yields a single metric that allows different interventions to be compared directly. Yet CBA is difficult, even controversial, to apply to crime control, as it involves placing monetary value on intangibles such as pain, suffering, well-being, and human life. Cost-Benefit Analysis and Crime Control guides researchers through cost collection, design of bias-free studies, measurement of effects, approaches to estimating program benefits, and methods for combining the elements into a unified analysis

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