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Florian Baumann and Tim Friehe
''On the Interaction of Individual and Collective Crime''
( 2010, Vol. 30 No.3 )
This paper shows that increasing the sanction on collective crime may increase its prevalence. This situation arises when individuals can commit crimes both individually and as part of a collective. Our result is based on an interdependence between detection probabilities where detection of an individual crime may result in the uncovering of the collective crime as well.
Keywords: Law enforcement, Crime, Collective Crime
JEL: K4 - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior: General
Manuscript Received : Jun 04 2010 Manuscript Accepted : Sep 09 2010

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