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NCJ Number: 32941 Find in a Library
Title: DETERRENCE - EVIDENCE AND INFERENCE
Journal: YALE LAW JOURNAL  Volume:85  Issue:2  Dated:(DECEMBER 1975)  Pages:209-227
Author(s): I EHRLICH
Corporate Author: Yale University
Law School
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: Yale University
New Haven, CT 06520
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: RESPONSE BY PROFESSOR ISAAC ERLICH TO A CRITIQUE BY BOWERS AND PIERCE ON HIS STUDY OF THE DETERRENT EFFECTS OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT ON THE MURDER RATE.
Abstract: ERLICH ARGUES THAT HIS TIME SERIES ANALYSIS OF MURDER WAS PART OF A STUDY ON THE MORE GENERAL ISSUE OF OFFENDERS' RESPONSIVENESS TO INCENTIVES AND SHOULD NOT BE EVALUATED AS AN ISOLATED EXPERIMENT. HE DISCUSSES THE MISREPRESENTATION OF STATISTICS IN HIS CRITICS' ANALYSIS AND NOTES THE ABSENCE OF VALID TESTS TO REJECT THE DETERENCE HYPOTHESIS. FOR THE BOWERS AND PIERCE CRITIQUE, SEE NCJ-32940.
Index Term(s): Capital punishment; Data analysis; Deterrence; Research methods; Studies
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