Economic Crime and Punishment in North Korea

Author
Stephan Haggard, Marcus Noland
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
127
Issue Number
4
Publication Date
Winter 2012-2013
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
STEPHAN HAGGARD and MARCUS NOLAND describe North Korea's prison system. The system includes not only the infamous penal camps for political prisoners but detention facilities that permit short-run incarceration for economic crimes. They find that those with greater involvement in the market are more likely to face incarceration in such facilities and that the criminalization of economic activity allows the state to extract bribes.
Topic
Economics
Political Geography
North Korea