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Benefit-cost analysis and crime prevention



The application of cost benefit analysis to crime prevention, has, until now, been limited. This paper outlines techniques of cost benefit analysis and presents some evaluated examples of crime prevention programs. As crime imposes considerable costs on society in terms of financial, emotional, and missed opportunities, Chisholm shows how identifying and investing in effective programs can be a beneficial process

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Chisholm J 2000. Benefit-cost analysis and crime prevention. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 147. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi147