Spring 2023 - ECON 448W D100

Seminar in the Economics of Crime (3)

Class Number: 5966

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
    AQ 2122, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 302 and ECON (or BUEC) 333, with a minimum grade of C-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Explores the economics of crime. Topics will include statistical information on crime, economic theories of crime, deterrence, organized crime and related topics. Students with credit for ECON 448 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course is a seminar course in the economics of crime.  Students will prepare a paper based on a set of topics and a bibliography that will be available in class, or will choose their own topic in consultation with the instructor.  Papers will be presented in class and will be discussed by fellow students.  

Topics: A wide variety of topics can be explored.  To illustrate: the cost of crime, the consequences of ending the death penalty, the relationship of policing to crime reduction, the consequences of prohibition(s), gun control, the extent and consequences of organized crime, among others.

Grading

  • Paper(s) 70%
  • Attendance and critiques of colleagues 30%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Easton, Furness and Brantingham, The Cost of Crime, 2014 (Fraser Institute, 2014) which is available online.


REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Please note that, as per Policy T20.01, the course requirements (and grading scheme) outlined here are subject to change up until the end of the first week of classes.

Final exam schedules will be released during the second month of classes. If your course has a final exam, please ensure that you are available during the entire final exam period until you receive confirmation of your exam dates. 

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) at 778-782-3112 or caladmin@sfu.ca.

***NO TUTORIALS DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES***

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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