Experimental Criminal Law. A Survey of Contributions from Law, Economics and Criminology

41 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2016

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Christoph Engel

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods; University of Bonn - Faculty of Law & Economics; Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics, Students; Universität Osnabrück - Faculty of Law

Date Written: April 2016

Abstract

In three distinct disciplines, crime and punishment are studied experimentally: in empirical legal studies, in experimental economics, and an experimental criminology. These three disciplines have surprisingly little interaction. The current paper surveys the rich evidence, and discusses the methodological reasons for running experiments on these issues, the limitations of the method, and how they can be mitigated.

Keywords: crime, punishment, experiment, experimental economics, experimental criminology

JEL Classification: A12, C91, C93, D03, H26, K14

Suggested Citation

Engel, Christoph, Experimental Criminal Law. A Survey of Contributions from Law, Economics and Criminology (April 2016). MPI Collective Goods Preprint, No. 2016/7, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2769771 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2769771

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