Economics of criminal law /

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Imprint:Cheltenham, UK ; Northhampton, MA : Edward Elgar, ©2008.
Description:xvi, 682 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series:Economic approaches to law ; 17
Economic approaches to law ; 17.
Subject:Criminal statistics -- United States.
Criminal law -- Economic aspects -- United States -- Statistical methods.
Droit pénal -- Aspect économique.
Droit et économie politique.
Criminal statistics.
United States.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Levitt, Steven D.
Miles, Thomas J., 1968-
Posner, Richard A.
Landes, William M.
Easterbrook, Frank H., ǂd 1948-
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Crime and punishment : an economic approach / Gary S. Becker (1968)
  • The optimum enforcement of laws / George J. Stigler (1970)
  • The Optimal tradeoff between the probability and magnitude of fines / A. Mitchell Polinsky and Steven Shavell (1975)
  • What do alternative sanctions mean? / Dan M. Kahan (1996)
  • An economic theory of the criminal law / Richard A. Posner (1985)
  • Criminal law and the optimal use of nonmonetary sanctions as a deterrent / Steven Shavell (1985)
  • The private enforcement of law / William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner (1975)
  • Criminal procedure as a market system / Frank H. Easterbrook (1983)
  • On the feasibility of identifying the crime function in a simultaneous model of crime tates and sanction levels / Franklin M. Fisher and Daniel Nagin (1978)
  • The effect of prison population size on crime rates: evidence from prison overcrowding litigation / Steven D. Levitt (1996)
  • Using sentence enhancements to distinguish between deterrence and incapacitation / Daniel Kessler and Steven D. Levitt (1999)
  • Crime and social interactions / Edward L. Glaeser, Bruce Sacerdote and José A. Scheinkman (1996)
  • The effects of the Brady Act on gun violence / Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig (2003).
  • Nondiscretionary concealed weapons laws : a case study of statistics, standards of proof, and public policy / Ian Ayres and John J. Donohue III (1999)
  • Uses and abuses of empirical data in the death penalty debate / John J. Donohue and Justin Wolfers (2005)
  • The economic case against drug prohibition / Jeffrey A. Miron and Jeffrey Zwiebel (1995)
  • The market for illegal goods : the case of drugs / Gary S. Becker, Kevin M. Murphy and Michael Grossman (2006)
  • Measuring interjudge sentencing disparity : before and after the Federal Sentencing Guidelines / James M. Anderson, Jeffrey R. Kling and Kate Stith (1999)
  • The impact of legalized abortion on crime / John J. Donohue III and Steven D. Levitt (2001).