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Can Making It Harder to Convict Criminals Ever Reduce Crime?

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  • Derek Pyne

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal European Journal of Law and Economics.

    Volume (Year): 18 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 2 (September)
    Pages: 191-201

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:ejlwec:v:18:y:2004:i:2:p:191-201

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    Keywords: crime; incentives; law enforcement;

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    1. Timo Goeschl & Ole Jürgens, 2014. "Criminalizing environmental offences: when the prosecutor’s helping hand hurts," European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 37(2), pages 199-219, April.
    2. Bernhard Neumärker & Gerald Pech, 2011. "Penalties in the Theory of Equilibrium Tax Evasion: Solving King John's Problem," Public Finance Review, , vol. 39(1), pages 5-24, January.

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