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Bad Boys: How Criminal Identity Salience Affects Rule Violation

Alain Cohn, Michel André Maréchal and Thomas Noll.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Design of Experiments; Criminal Law; Economic Sociology. 9697 words.

We conducted an experiment with 182 inmates from a maximum security prison to analyze the impact of criminal identity salience on cheating. The results show that inmates cheat more when we...

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The <i>Brady Rule</i> May Hurt the Innocent

Nuno Garoupa and Matteo Rizzolli.

in American Law and Economics Review

January 2011; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Criminal Law. 11043 words.

Mandatory disclosure of evidence (the so-called Brady rule) is considered to be among the most important bulwarks against prosecutorial misconduct. While protecting the generality of...

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Does the “Community Prosecution” Strategy Reduce Crime? A Test of Chicago's Experience

Thomas J. Miles.

in American Law and Economics Review

March 2014; p ublished online August 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Criminal Law. 9243 words.

A new strategy of criminal prosecution, called “community prosecution,” emerged in the past two decades. The strategy breaks with the traditional approach to prosecution in which a...

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The Evolution of Criminal Law and Police during the Pre-modern Era

Douglas W. Allen and Yoram Barzel.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

October 2011; p ublished online October 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Criminal Law; Economic History. 13199 words.

Increased standardization was a by-product of technical innovations during the Industrial Revolution. An unfortunate side effect of standardization was enhanced opportunities for theft and...

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The Impact of Jury Race in Criminal Trials

Shamena Anwar, Patrick Bayer and Randi Hjalmarsson.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

May 2012; p ublished online April 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Criminal Law; Labour Discrimination; Public Economics. 13068 words.

This article examines the impact of jury racial composition on trial outcomes using a data set of felony trials in Florida between 2000 and 2010. We use a research design that exploits...

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The Impact of Juvenile Curfew Laws on Arrests of Youth and Adults

Patrick Kline.

in American Law and Economics Review

April 2012; p ublished online November 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Criminal Law; Labour and Demographic Economics. 7184 words.

Youth curfew ordinances are a widely touted, yet little studied, policy tool available to local police departments. This paper evaluates the effectiveness of curfew ordinances by comparing...

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Indigent Defense Counsel, Attorney Quality, and Defendant Outcomes

Michael A. Roach.

in American Law and Economics Review

December 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Criminal Law; Demand and Supply of Labour. 15024 words.

County governments typically provide legal defense services for the indigent through one of two methods: public defenders and assigned counsel. I measure differences in defendant outcomes...

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INNOVATION AND OPTIMAL PUNISHMENT, WITH ANTITRUST APPLICATIONS

Keith N. Hylton and Haizhen Lin.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2014; p ublished online September 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Criminal Law; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Market Structure and Pricing. 9137 words.

This article modifies the optimal punishment analysis by incorporating investment incentives with external benefits. In the models examined, the recommendation that the optimal penalty...

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Likelihood Ratio Tests and Legal Decision Rules

Louis Kaplow.

in American Law and Economics Review

March 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Criminal Law; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy. 14938 words.

Various legal decision-making criteria can be formulated as likelihood ratio tests, wherein liability, prohibition, or other outcomes are associated with evidence strength exceeding a...

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MARKET POWER AND COUNTERFACTUALS IN NEW ZEALAND COMPETITION LAW

Cento Veljanovski.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Criminal Law; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Market Structure and Pricing; Law and Economics; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 14211 words.

This article reviews recent decisions and controversies surrounding the counterfactual test under section 36 of the New Zealand Commerce Act 1986. In 2010, the New Zealand Supreme Court in null...

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