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

21 Pages Posted: 24 Nov 2009  

Zahra Siddique

University of Reading; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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.

Keywords: partial identification, experiments, illegal behavior, policing

JEL Classification: C9, C14, K42

Suggested Citation

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

Zahra Siddique (Contact Author)

University of Reading ( email )

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Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AH
United Kingdom

IZA Institute of Labor Economics ( email )

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Germany

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