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Séminaire du professeur Bruce Benson mars 2004

Le Laboratoire d' Economie Publique de l'Université Paris II (LEP/3DI) propose une série de conférences du professeur Bruce Benson, University of Florida, USA.
Professeur invité, Université de Paris Panthéon-Assas (Paris II))

CRIME CONTROL AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Government Failure and Private Solutions .

by Bruce L. Benson, DeVoe Moore Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Economics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306, USA.
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Readings: For the most part, the course is drawn from Bruce L. Benson, To Serve and Protect: Privatization and Community in Criminal Justice (New York: New York University Press, 1998). Therefore, in the following outline, the pages from which lectures are drawn are listed. In addition, however, related readings from academic journals are listed, as they may be more easily obtained.

Outline and Related Readings
I. Government Failure in Criminal Justice
Jeudi 4 mars 2004,12h-14h, salle 18, 12 Place du Panthéon Paris Vème

To Serve and Protect, pages 127-145, and 188-226.
Bruce L. Benson, "The Lost Victim and Other Failures of the Public Law Experiment," Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 9 (Spring 1986): 399-427.
Bruce L. Benson, "Corruption in Law Enforcement: One Consequence of "The Tragedy of the Commons" Arising with Public Allocation Processes," International Review of Law and Economics (June 1988): 73-84.
Bruce L. Benson, "The Development of Criminal Law and Its Enforcement: Public Interest or Political Transfers," Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines 3 (March 1992): 79-108.
Bruce L. Benson, "Are Public Goods Really Common Pools: Considerations of the Evolution of Policing and Highways in England," Economic Inquiry 32 (April 1994): 249-271.
Bruce L. Benson and David W. Rasmussen, "Predatory Public Finance and the Origins of the War on Drugs: 1984-1989," The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy1 (Fall 1996): 163-189.

II. Contracting Out and Public Crime Control
Vendredi 5 mars , 13h-15h, salle116, 12 Place du Panthéon, Paris Vème

To Serve and Protect, pages 15-72.
Bruce L. Benson, "Third Thoughts on Contracting Out," Journal of Libertarian Studies 11 (Fall 1994): 44-78.

III. Private Crime Control
Lundi 8 mars, 12h-14h, salle 110, , 12 Place du Panthéon, Paris Vème

To Serve and Protect, pages 75-126, and 145-188.
Bruce L. Benson, "Reciprocal Exchange as the Basis for Recognition of Law: Examples from American History," Journal of Libertarian Studies 10 (Fall 1991): 53-82.
Bruce L. Benson, "Crime Control Through Private Enterprise," The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy 2 (Winter 1998): 341-371.
Bruce L. Benson and Brent D. Mast, "Privately Produced General Deterrence," Journal of Law and Economics 44 (October 2001): 725-746.

IV. Restitution in a Rights-Based Approach to Crime Policy
Vendredi 12 mars, 13h-15h, salle 116, 12 place du Panthéon, Paris Vème

To Serve and Protect, pages 227-259.
Bruce L. Benson, "Restitution in Theory and in Practice," Journal of Libertarian Studies, 12 (Spring 1996): 75-98.

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