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The Dynamics of Poverty and Crime

Poverty and crime are two maladies that plague metropolitan areas. The economic theory of crime (Becker, 1968) demonstrates a direct correlation between poverty and crime. The model seeks to examine the dynamics of the poverty crime system through stability analysis of a system of ODEs in order to identify cost-effective strategies to combat crime in metropolises.

Article Number:
MTBI-02-08M

Year:
2005

Authors:
Haiyun Zhao, Stevens Institute of Technology
Zhilan Feng, Purdue University
Carlos Castillo-Chávez, Arizona State University

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