Assessing the Crime Impact of Sexually Violent Predator Laws
Tamara Rice Lave
University of Miami, School of Law
University of California, Berkeley; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
July, 13 2011
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 35
Date posted: July 14, 2011