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Assessing the Crime Impact of Sexually Violent Predator Laws


Tamara Rice Lave


University of Miami, School of Law

Justin McCrary


University of California, Berkeley; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

July, 13 2011


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This paper examines the effect of sexually violent predator laws on rates of forcible rape and proxies for molestation. We find little evidence that these programs have detectable effects on outcomes.

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Date posted: July 14, 2011  

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Lave, Tamara Rice and McCrary, Justin, Assessing the Crime Impact of Sexually Violent Predator Laws (July, 13 2011). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1884772 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1884772

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Tamara Rice Lave
University of Miami, School of Law ( email )
P.O. Box 248087
Coral Gables, FL 33146
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.law.miami.edu/facadmin/tlave.php
Justin McCrary (Contact Author)
University of California, Berkeley ( email )
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Berkeley, CA 94720
United States
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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