Law & Economics Working Papers
Criminal law enforcement depends on the actions of public agents such as police officers, but there is no standard economic model of police as public agents. We seek to remedy this deficiency by offering an agency model of police behavior. We begin by exp
Richard H. McAdams, Dhammika Dharmapala & Nuno Garoupa, "Punitive Police? Agency Costs, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Procedure" (Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Working Paper No. 644, 2015).