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Another Look at the Deterrent Effect of Death Penalty


Jongmook Choe


Department of Public Administration, Korea University; University of Texas at Austin - Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

March 4, 2009


Abstract:     
There is a question whether the execution rate is appropriate to examine the deterrent effect of death penalty. Instead of using execution rate, this paper uses dummy variables to categorize states into different groups and to compare the group mean homicide rates. With U.S. state-level panel data for the period 1995 - 2006, this paper fails to find a significant homicide-reducing effect of death penalty.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 8

Keywords: Death Penalty, Execution, Homicide, Deterrence, Dummy Variable

JEL Classification: K14, K42

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Date posted: March 5, 2009  

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Choe, Jongmook, Another Look at the Deterrent Effect of Death Penalty (March 4, 2009). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1353165 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1353165

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Jongmook Choe (Contact Author)
Department of Public Administration, Korea University ( email )
1 Anam-dong 5 ka
Seoul, 136-701
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
University of Texas at Austin - Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs ( email )
2300 Red River St., Stop E2700
PO Box Y
Austin, TX 78713
United States
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