13 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2011
Date Written: 2009
In this chapter, I briefly discuss theoretical predictions of capital punishment’s impact on crime, provide a concise history of the death penalty in the US, and review both the early and recent empirical literature.
Keywords: capital punishment
JEL Classification: K00, K14
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Shepherd, Joanna, The Economics of Capital Punishment (2009). CRIMINAL LAW & ECONOMICS, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LAW AND ECONOMICS, 2nd Edition, p. 207, Nuno Garoupa, ed., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1912071