Excerpt: " In 1968, University of Chicago economist Gary Becker solved the problem that had plagued law enforcement officers, politicians, and city planners since, well, the dawn of civilization: How do we stop criminals from committing crimes, and is stopping crime even desirable? Becker’s paper, “Crim"
More here: http://chicagomaroon.com/2012/05/25/the-economics-of-crime-with-gary-becker/
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