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Law enforcement and criminality: Europe vs. USA

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We use a stylized model to show that, if transfers to the poor are founded on a security argument, there is a negative trade-o¤ between law enforcement expenditures and criminality. In contrast, if transfers are based on altruism, the correlation between the same variables may appear positive. We argue that it provides a plausible explanation for the startling di¤erence between the US and Europe in crime statistics and law enforcement expenditures.

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Dominique M. Demougin, Robert Schwager

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10419/24326

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