What causes crime? by Michel Lander ©Fotolia - offfstock

What really causes crime? While sociologists talk about social factors (integration, conflict, inequality, control), economists say crime rates are more determined by the likelihood of being caught and convicted and the severity of punishment. For the first time, researchers have combined a wealth of socioeconomic data now available from both camps to unify these different perspectives and (...)

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How to explain warm-glow giving?

Stefania Minardi and Özgür Evren use decision theory to explain why some people experience a (...)

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