Not your average costs: CBKB resources on marginal costs in criminal justice

By , September 11, 2013

If you’ve read our blog before, you might already know that we like to talk about marginal costs. A lot. That’s because marginal costs are the costs that matter to budget and policy staff. Cost-benefit studies that use marginal costs more accurately reflect the potential budget changes a program or policy may bring about.

If you’ve missed any CBKB materials on marginal costs, check this list for resources you’ll find on our website:

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