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Economics of Criminal Law
     

Economics of Criminal Law

by Steven D. Levitt, Thomas J. Miles, Alvin H. Baum
 

ISBN-10: 1845427831

ISBN-13: 9781845427832

Pub. Date: 05/30/2008

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

The volume presents the seminal articles in the economic analysis of the criminal law. The articles include the path-breaking theoretical economic analyses of criminal behavior and the leading empirical tests of these theories. The volume also contains the most prominent economic analyses of the substantive doctrines of criminal law and criminal procedure. Other

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The volume presents the seminal articles in the economic analysis of the criminal law. The articles include the path-breaking theoretical economic analyses of criminal behavior and the leading empirical tests of these theories. The volume also contains the most prominent economic analyses of the substantive doctrines of criminal law and criminal procedure. Other articles present influential applications of economic concepts and evidence to perennial issues in criminal law and criminal justice, such as gun control, drug prohibition, and sentencing policy. An introduction by the volume editors provides a comprehensive overview of the works included. Economics of Criminal Law will be an essential source of reference for scholars, graduate students in both law and in economics, and practitioners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845427832
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
05/30/2008
Series:
Economic Approaches to Law Series
Pages:
704

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Table of Contents

Contents:
Acknowledgements
Introduction Steven D. Levitt and Thomas J. Miles
PART I ECONOMIC APPROACH TO CRIME AND CRIMINAL LAW
1. Gary S. Becker (1968), ‘Crime and Punishment: An Economic Approach’
2. George J. Stigler (1970), ‘The Optimum Enforcement of Laws’
3. A. Mitchell Polinsky and Steven Shavell (1975), ‘The Optimal Tradeoff between the Probability and Magnitude of Fines’
4. Dan M. Kahan (1996), ‘What Do Alternative Sanctions Mean?’
5. Richard A. Posner (1985), ‘An Economic Theory of the Criminal Law’
6. Steven Shavell (1985), ‘Criminal Law and the Optimal Use of Nonmonetary Sanctions as a Deterrent’
7. William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner (1975), ‘The Private Enforcement of Law’
8. Frank H. Easterbrook (1983), ‘Criminal Procedure as a Market System’
PART II EMPIRICAL EVALUATION OF THE ECONOMIC APPROACH
9. Franklin M. Fisher and Daniel Nagin (1978), ‘On the Feasibility of Identifying the Crime Function in a Simultaneous Model of Crime Rates and Sanction Levels’
10. Steven D. Levitt (1996), ‘The Effect of Prison Population Size on Crime Rates: Evidence from Prison Overcrowding Litigation’
11. Daniel Kessler and Steven D. Levitt (1999), ‘Using Sentence Enhancements to Distinguish Between Deterrence and Incapacitation’
12. Edward L. Glaeser, Bruce Sacerdote and José A. Scheinkman (1996), ‘Crime and Social Interactions’
PART III ISSUES IN CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
A Gun Control
13. Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig (2003), ‘The Effects of the Brady Act on Gun Violence’
14. Ian Ayres and John J. Donohue III (1999), ‘Nondiscretionary Concealed Weapons Laws: A Case Study of Statistics, Standards of Proof, and Public Policy’
B Capital Punishment
15. John J. Donohue and Justin Wolfers (2005), ‘Uses and Abuses of Empirical Data in the Death Penalty Debate’
C Drug Prohibition
16. Jeffrey A. Miron and Jeffrey Zwiebel (1995), ‘The Economic Case Against Drug Prohibition’
17. Gary S. Becker, Kevin M. Murphy and Michael Grossman (2006), ‘The Market for Illegal Goods: The Case of Drugs’
D Sentencing Policy
18. James M. Anderson, Jeffrey R. Kling and Kate Stith (1999), ‘Measuring Interjudge Sentencing Disparity: Before and After the Federal Sentencing Guidelines’
E Legalized Abortion and Crime
19. John J. Donohue III and Steven D. Levitt (2001), ‘The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime’
Name Index

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