How useful is the economic model of crime in assisting the war against terrorism?

Dorothy Manning

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Abstract

This article considers whether the economic model of crime can be applied to terrorist activity. It concludes that the model does explain both secular and religiously motivated terrorism: policy-makers wishing to reduce terrorist activity should aim at devising policies which increase costs and/or decrease benefits to change terrorist incentives. The 'war' should continue as long as the probable costs to society incurred by terrorist activity are greater than the costs of abatement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-28
JournalEconomic Affairs
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2002

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