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The Economics of Prisons

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

    Volume (Year): 6 (1998)
    Issue (Month): 2 (September)
    Pages: 143-175

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    Keywords: Economics of crime; prisons; corrections; recidivism; rehabilitation;

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    1. Alexander Klein, 2000. "Jail or Fine - Let Them Choose," Econometric Society World Congress 2000 Contributed Papers 0337, Econometric Society.
    2. Garoupa, Nuno & Klerman, Daniel, 2004. "Corruption and the optimal use of nonmonetary sanctions," International Review of Law and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 24(2), pages 219-225, June.
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    4. Marques, Rui & Simões, Pedro, 2009. "How far are Portuguese prisons inefficient? A non-parametric approach," MPRA Paper 19565, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Hall, Maximilian J.B. & Liu, Wenbin B. & Simper, Richard & Zhou, Zhongbao, 2013. "The economic efficiency of rehabilitative management in young offender institutions in England and Wales," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 47(1), pages 38-49.
    6. Robynn Cox, 2012. "The Impact of Mass Incarceration on the Lives of African American Women," The Review of Black Political Economy, Springer, vol. 39(2), pages 203-212, June.
    7. Carole Billiet & Sandra Rousseau, 2014. "How real is the threat of imprisonment for environmental crime?," European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 37(2), pages 183-198, April.

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