Partially Identified Treatment Effects under Imperfect Compliance: The Case of Domestic Violence
AbstractDuring the 1980s a set of randomized experiments were carried out to determine the usefulness of a mandatory arrest policy for domestic assault offenders. The first of these was the Minneapolis Domestic Violence experiment (MDVE), which was carried out in 1981. This paper re-examines the data from the MDVE and uses the recent literature on partial identification to determine the implications for a mandatory arrest policy for domestic assault offenders today. I find support for a mandatory arrest policy for domestic assault offenders, even under a set of minimal assumptions on offender and police behavior.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 4565.
Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2009
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Other versions of this item:
- Zahra Siddique, 2013. "Partially Identified Treatment Effects Under Imperfect Compliance: The Case of Domestic Violence," Journal of the American Statistical Association, American Statistical Association, vol. 108(502), pages 504-513, June.
- C9 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments
- C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
- K42 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law
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- NEP-ALL-2009-12-11 (All new papers)
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