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Analyzing Rational Crime — Models and Methods

  • Olof Dahlbäck

Part of the Theory and Decision Library book series (TDLA, volume 36)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Olof Dahlbäck
      Pages 1-8
  3. Single Choices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. General Theoretical Presuppositions

    3. Analyses

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        Pages 61-70
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  4. Aggregated Choices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-110
    2. General Theoretical Presuppositions

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    3. Analyses

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    4. Olof Dahlbäck
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 181-218

About this book

Introduction

Olof Dahlbäck's book breaks new ground for the analysis of crime from a rationality perspective by presenting models and methods that go far beyond those with which researchers have hitherto been equipped. The book examines single crimes, individual criminality, and societal crime, and it discusses thoroughly the general decision theoretical presuppositions necessary for analyzing these various types of crime. An expected utility maximization model for a single discrete choice regarding the commission of a crime is the foundation of most of the analyses presented. A version of this model is developed that permits interpersonal comparisons, and this basic model is used when deriving more complex models of crime as well as when analyzing the potential for such derivations. The rigorous, powerful methods suggested provide considerable opportunities for improving research and for seeing old problems in a new light.

Keywords

Crime Criminology Ehrlich calculus punishment rational choice strategy

Authors and affiliations

  • Olof Dahlbäck
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SociologyStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-0721-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6441-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0721-3
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