John Weeks

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Legalistic and sociological perspectives are two of the views used in criminal justice policy evaluation. This project seeks to address crime differently, through an economic lens. The economic principle of scarcity and marginal analysis will be key factors in this research to showcase how the desires of society are unsustainable with our finite resources, thus leading to criminal behavior. The focus of this project identifies crime as an economic factor of society, impacting financial stability and markets. Finding sustainable economic measures to address crime is a key feature in our fight for a more peaceful society.

Faculty Mentor

Barbara Frazier, LP.D.

Academic Discipline

College of Arts & Sciences



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