True crime costs

Slate
Oct 22, 2010

Researchers at Iowa State University have set out to assign a dollar value to many types of crime in an effort to determine its true cost of society. The price tag for each murder, researchers say, exceeds $17 million. MARK COHEN, Justin Potter Professor of American Competitive Enterprise and professor of law, is the country’s leading expert in the cost benefit of crime prevention and punishment, and is quoted.

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