Crime - 6009 Words
ON THE ECONOMICS OF ORGANIZED CRIME By Vimal Kumar and Stergios Skaperdas Department of Economics University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA 92697 Revised: February 13, 2008 Prepared for inclusion in: Garoupa, Nuno (ed.), Criminal Law and Economics
ABSTRACT: The core function of organized crime is the selling of protection. Protection can be real, against third-party crime, or manufactured by the organized crime groups themselves. Mafias and gangs emerge in areas of weak state control,...
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