Economics of Crime
Penn State University

Reading List

The readings below should be completed prior to the start of each assigned week. They will be referenced in class material.  For American Prison, the even chapters most closely correspond with the course material. The odd chapters detail the author's experience inside the prison and the even chapters will focus on the history, sociology, and economics of the American prison system. For Narconomics, each chapter can be read with the course material.

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