Principal Investigator(s): Vandaele, Walter
Summary: This study re-analyzes Isaac Ehrlich's 1960 cross-section data on the relationship between aggregate levels of punishment and crime rates. It provides alternative model specifications and estimations. The study examined the deterrent effects of punishment on seven FBI index crimes: murder, rape, assault, larceny, robbery, burglary, and auto theft. Socio-economic variables include family income, percentage of families earning below half of the median income, unemployment rate for urban males... (view full summary)
Persistent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08677.v1
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