A model of criminal sanctions that incorporate both deterrence and incapacitation
AbstractThis paper adapts the standard economic model of crime to incorporate both deterrence and incapacitation. The results show that adding incapacitation can result in either a longer or a shorter optimal prison term compared to the deterrence-only model.
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Volume (Year): 107 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
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