Essays On The Economics Of Crime

Rachel D. Ryley, University of Pennsylvania


This dissertation contains three separate papers that study the economics of crime. Chapters 1 and 2 focus on labor economics questions applied to the context of policing. Chapter 1 studies the effect of overtime on officer performance; Chapter 2 studies the effect of investigated complaints on officer performance. Finally, Chapter 3 studies the effect of legalaccess to alcohol on criminal victimization.