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Philip J. Cook

Philip J. Cook is Professor of Public Policy Economics, and Sociology at Duke University, and Codirector of the NBER Crime Working Group.

Titles by This Editor

What Reduces Offending?

Economists who bring the tools of economic analysis to bear on the study of crime and crime prevention contribute to current debates a normative framework and sophisticated quantitative methods for evaluating policy, the idea of criminal behavior as rational choice, and the connection of individual choices to aggregate outcomes. The contributors to this volume draw on all three of these approaches in their investigations and discuss the policy implications of their findings.