Criminal Law and Economics

Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, Second Edition

Edited by Nuno Garoupa, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, US

Criminal Law and Economics applies economic theory to explain crime, law enforcement, criminal law and criminal procedure. This pathbreaking book draws together sixteen chapters by leading scholars in the field, summarizing theoretical and empirical work researched to date on criminal law and economics. The topics range from private and public enforcement of the law, criminal procedure and regulation to terrorism, cyber crime and tax evasion. The expert contributors also cover the political economy of criminal law as well as behavioral criminal law and economics.

‘Addressing everything from the basic issues of the definition of crime and the nature of public and private enforcement of law to more specialized topics such as corruption, tax evasion, environmental crime, and terrorism, Criminal Law and Economics illustrates the power of economic analysis as a tool for analyzing and designing rules and institutions. With a list of superstar contributors that includes Polinsky, Shavell, McAdams, Ulen, and Garoupa, this volume will be a major resource for scholars and students who are interested in the latest research and thinking in the law and economics of crime.’
– John J. Donohue, Yale Law School, New Haven, US and Co-editor of the American Law and Economics Review

‘Organized by one of the top scholars in the field, this volume offers up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of a vitally important subfield of law and economics. The authors offer insightful contributions with respect to theory (enforcement and procedure) and practice (such as environmental crime, cyber crime, and terrorism). Researchers and policymakers will want this volume on their shelves, and students of law and economics will find the readings to be invaluable.’
– Daniel Rubinfeld, University of California, Berkeley, US

2009 480 pp Hardback 978 1 84720 275 8 £223.20 £168.00 $223.20 $248.00

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