The Economics of Capital Punishment
Emory University School of Law
CRIMINAL LAW & ECONOMICS, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LAW AND ECONOMICS, 2nd Edition, p. 207, Nuno Garoupa, ed., Edward Elgar Publishing, 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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: capital punishment
JEL Classification: K00, K14
Date posted: August 19, 2011