The Economics of Capital Punishment

13 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2011  

Joanna Shepherd

Emory University School of Law

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

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

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

Joanna Shepherd (Contact Author)

Emory University School of Law ( email )

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