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Assessing the Crime Impact of Sexually Violent Predator Laws

35 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2011  

Tamara Rice Lave

University of Miami, School of Law

Justin McCrary

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

Date Written: July, 13 2011

Abstract

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

Tamara Rice Lave

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Justin McCrary (Contact Author)

University of California, Berkeley ( email )

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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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