Economics of Crime
Penn State University

Class Slides

The following PowerPoints are the slides I used in the Economics of Crime course. As a reference, the prerequisite for the course was principles of microeconomics and at least 3 credits of statistics. This course was designed as an application-based course that covered some major studies in the crime literature, but didn't have students read those studies. The statistics prerequisite was to limit the number of students who could sign up for the course. 

The objectives of the course were listed as:

  • Improve critical thinking skills

  • Improve reading and comprehension of professional vocabulary •

  • Sharpen analytical problem solving abilities

  • Develop basic data visualization skills

Econ 397 Course Site