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dc.coverage.spatialMedellín de: Lat: 06 15 00 N degrees minutes Lat: 6.2500 decimal degrees Long: 075 36 00 W degrees minutes Long: -75.6000 decimal degreeseng
dc.date.available2014-06-13T21:22:33Z
dc.date.issued2014-02-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10784/2595
dc.description.abstractThis study considers the effect that judicial and police efficiency exercised on crime in 25 of the 33 political-administrative divisions in Colombia during the period 2000- 2011. Specifically, the study seeks to determine whether the reduction of crime was the result of increases in the cost of crime as a result of the strengthening of the country’s security forces, especially the National Police, or instead was due to the greater efficiency of the penal system resulting from a structural change stemming from Act 906 of 2004. To view this we propose a model of dynamic panel data that not only includes the individual and temporal effects of the variables of interest, but also allows us to understand the inertia in criminal behavior. The results indicate an inverse relationship between the number of crimes and the greater efficiency of the police and judicial action, which is consistent with the evidence reported in other international work. Robustness checks confirmed the validity of the findings.eng
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherUniversidad EAFITspa
dc.titleCrime in Colombia: More law enforcement or more justice?eng
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.typeworkingPapereng
dc.rights.accessrightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesseng
dc.publisher.departmentEscuela de Economía y Finanzasspa
dc.type.localDocumento de trabajo de investigaciónspa
dc.subject.keywordCrime economyeng
dc.subject.keyworddata paneleng
dc.subject.keywordpoliceeng
dc.subject.keywordjudicial systemeng
dc.subject.keywordefficiencyeng
dc.rights.localAcceso abiertospa
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-13T21:22:33Z
dc.type.hasVersiondrafteng
dc.identifier.jelD61
dc.identifier.jelH83
dc.identifier.jelI38
dc.identifier.jelK14
dc.identifier.jelK42
dc.contributor.authorGómez, Catalinaspa
dc.contributor.authorVelásquez, Hermilsonspa
dc.contributor.authorRendón, Andrés J.spa
dc.contributor.authorBohorquez, Santiagospa


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