Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Murder by numbers: monetary costs imposed by a sample of homicide offenders

Murder by numbers: monetary costs imposed by a sample of homicide offenders Prior research on the monetary costs of criminal careers has neglected to focus on homicide offenders and tended to minimize the public costs associated with crime. Drawing on expanded monetization estimates produced by Cohen and Piquero, this study assessed the monetary costs for five crimes (murder, rape, armed robbery, aggravated assault, and burglary) imposed by a sample of (n = 654) convicted and incarcerated murderers. The average cost per murder exceeded $17.25 million and the average murderer in the current sample posed costs approaching $24 million. The most violent and prolific offenders singly produced costs greater than $150–160 million in terms of victim costs, criminal justice costs, lost offender productivity, and public willingness-to-pay costs. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology Taylor & Francis

Murder by numbers: monetary costs imposed by a sample of homicide offenders

13 pages

Loading next page...
 
/lp/taylor-francis/murder-by-numbers-monetary-costs-imposed-by-a-sample-of-homicide-9iez82Lck1

References (45)

Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1478-9957
eISSN
1478-9949
DOI
10.1080/14789940903564388
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Prior research on the monetary costs of criminal careers has neglected to focus on homicide offenders and tended to minimize the public costs associated with crime. Drawing on expanded monetization estimates produced by Cohen and Piquero, this study assessed the monetary costs for five crimes (murder, rape, armed robbery, aggravated assault, and burglary) imposed by a sample of (n = 654) convicted and incarcerated murderers. The average cost per murder exceeded $17.25 million and the average murderer in the current sample posed costs approaching $24 million. The most violent and prolific offenders singly produced costs greater than $150–160 million in terms of victim costs, criminal justice costs, lost offender productivity, and public willingness-to-pay costs.

Journal

Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & PsychologyTaylor & Francis

Published: Aug 1, 2010

Keywords: costs of crime; monetization estimates; murder; homicide; criminal career

There are no references for this article.