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Department of International Economics Police Corruption Crime and Crime Reporting A Simultaneous Equations Approach

Department of International Economics Police Corruption Crime and Crime Reporting A Simultaneous Equations Approach

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Department of International Economics Police Corruption Crime and Crime Reporting A Simultaneous Equations Approach
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[743]NUPIWorkingPaper 
Department of InternationalEconomics
Police Corruption, Crime and CrimeReporting: A Simultaneous Equations Approach
Omar Azfar Tugrul Gurgur 
NorskUtenrikspolitiskInstituttNorwegian Instituteof International Affairs
 
Utgiver:Copyright:ISSN:ISBN:Besøksadresse:Addresse:Internett:E-post:Fax:Tel:NUPI© Norsk Utenrikspolitisk Institutt 200882-7002-204-7978-82-7002-204-5Alle synspunkter står for forfatternes regning. De må ikketolkes som uttrykk for oppfatninger som kan tillegges NorskUtenrikspolitisk Institutt. Artiklene kan ikke reproduseres– helt eller delvis – ved trykking, fotokopiering eller påannen måte uten tillatelse fra forfatterne.Any views expressed in this publication are those of theauthor. They should not be interpreted as reflecting theviews of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs.The text may not be printed in part or in full without thepermission of the author.C.J. Hambrosplass 2dPostboks 8159 Dep.0033 Oslowww.nupi.nopub@nupi.no[+ 47] 22 36 21 82[+ 47] 22 99 40 00
 
Police Corruption, Crime andCrime Reporting: A SimultaneousEquations Approach
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Omar Azfar
 John Jay College of Criminal JusticeCity University of New York
Tugrul Gurgur
Department of EconomicsUniversity of Maryland 
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We would like to thank the Norwegian Research Council for economic support as part of project no.178683/S50, ‘Violence, poverty and police corruption’. We thank Jens Andvig for very useful com-ments on an earlier draft.
[Abstract]
 
We study the causal relationship between police corruption, crime andcrime reporting, using data from the International Crime Victimization Survey. Us-ing a simultaneous equations approach we find a number of intuitive relationships,which are statistically significant. The clearest of these is that crime reportingreduces police corruption.

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