Pain, Suffering, and Jury Awards: A Study of the Cost of Crime to Victims

  title={Pain, Suffering, and Jury Awards: A Study of the Cost of Crime to Victims},
  author={Mark A. Cohen},
  journal={Law & Society Review},
  • Mark A. Cohen
  • Published 1988
  • Sociology
  • Law & Society Review
  • pocket expenses incurred by victims. This approach significantly underestimates the cost of crime to victims by ignoring the pain, suffering, and fear caused by crime. Other studies have attempted to infer the cost of crime by estimating property value differences in high versus low crime areas. However, this approach does not permit one to determine the cost of individual crimes. The purpose of this paper is to estimate the cost of individual crimes by examining the pain, suffering, and fear… CONTINUE READING
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