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NCJ Number: 40054 Find in a Library
Title: ECONOMIC ANALYSES OF THE DETERRENT EFFECT OF PUNISHMENT A REVIEW
Journal: JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN CRIME AND DELINQUENCY  Volume:14  Issue:1  Dated:(JANUARY 1977)  Pages:4-21
Author(s): J PALMER
Corporate Author: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Newark, NJ 07102
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PAPER PRESENTS A REVIEW OF RECENT ECONOMIC ANALYSES OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR TO FAMILIARIZE NON-ECONOMISTS WITH THEORETICAL MODELS, DATA SETS, AND STATISTICAL METHODS USED BY ECONOMISTS WHO STUDY PUNISHMENT AND DETERRENCE.
Abstract: THE ECONOMIC INTERPRETATION OF THE COST AND BENEFIT THEORY OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR IS EXPLAINED. THE AUTHOR POINTS OUT THAT ALTHOUGH PUNISHMENT MAY DETER CRIME, ECONOMISTS DO NOT NECESSARILY BELIEVE IT IS THE OPTIMAL METHOD OF DETERRENCE. FOLLOWING THE GENERAL DISCUSSION, THE DATA, STATISTICAL METHODS, AND CONCLUSIONS OF MANY OF THE ECONOMIC ANALYSES ARE BROADLY SUMMARIZED. A 78-ITEM BIBLIOGRAPHY OF RECENT EMPIRICAL AND/OR THEORETICAL RESEARCH BY ECONOMISTS ON THE DETERRENCE HYPOTHESIS IS INCLUDED....PLO
Index Term(s): Deterrence; Economic crime models; Punishment
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