The Effects of Remand and Bail on Efficient Sentences

Posted: 28 Feb 2017

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Derek Pyne

Thompson Rivers University - School of Business and Economics

Date Written: February 27, 2017

Abstract

A deterrence model with comparative static analyses is used to study efficient sentences when trials are not immediate. Depending on relative costs and the disutility of jail and prison, as well as the foresight of potential criminals, efficient credit for presentence incarceration ranges from zero to more than one-for-one. Effects on sentences of those on bail is ambiguous.

Keywords: remand, bail, crime

JEL Classification: K42

Suggested Citation

Pyne, Derek, The Effects of Remand and Bail on Efficient Sentences (February 27, 2017). Economics Letters, Vol. 154, 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2924439

Derek Pyne (Contact Author)

Thompson Rivers University - School of Business and Economics ( email )

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