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Partially Identified Treatment Effects Under Imperfect Compliance: The Case of Domestic Violence


Zahra Siddique


University of Reading; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)


IZA Discussion Paper No. 4565

Abstract:     
During the 1980s a set of randomized experiments were carried out to determine the usefulness of a mandatory arrest policy for domestic assault offenders. The first of these was the Minneapolis Domestic Violence experiment (MDVE), which was carried out in 1981. This paper re-examines the data from the MDVE and uses the recent literature on partial identification to determine the implications for a mandatory arrest policy for domestic assault offenders today. I find support for a mandatory arrest policy for domestic assault offenders, even under a set of minimal assumptions on offender and police behavior.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 21

Keywords: partial identification, experiments, illegal behavior, policing

JEL Classification: C9, C14, K42

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Date posted: November 24, 2009  

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Siddique, Zahra, Partially Identified Treatment Effects Under Imperfect Compliance: The Case of Domestic Violence. IZA Discussion Paper No. 4565. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1510984

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Zahra Siddique (Contact Author)
University of Reading ( email )
Whiteknights
Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AH
United Kingdom
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) ( email )
Schaumburg Lippe Str. 5-9
Bonn, 53113
Germany
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