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Warrantless arrest laws for domestic violence: How are youth affected?

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  • Kabir Dasgupta

    (NZ Work Research Institute, Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law, Auckland Univeristy of Technology)

  • Gail Pacheco

    (School of Economics, Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law, Auckland Univeristy of Technology)

Abstract

This study empirically examines the impact of warrantless arrest laws (designed to deter domestic violence) on multiple youth outcomes. Utilizing variation in the timing of implementation of the laws, and employing a difference in differences framework, we examine both the direct and indirect impacts on youth in the United States. There appears to be no significant direct link between warrantless arrest laws and domestic violence‐related homicides. However, on the indirect front, we do find strong evidence that implementation of the arrest laws result in a drop in the probability of youth experiencing suicidal ideation, and some evidence pointing to a drop in their likelihood of engaging in substance use behaviour. This analysis also accounts for important heterogeneities in laws across states, and our findings are robust to multiple sensitivity checks, aimed at addressing key threats to identification.

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  • Kabir Dasgupta & Gail Pacheco, 2016. "Warrantless arrest laws for domestic violence: How are youth affected?," Working Papers 2016-07, Auckland University of Technology, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Domestic violence; Warrantless arrest laws; Homicide; Youth; Mental health; Difference‐in‐differences;
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    JEL classification:

    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior
    • K36 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Family and Personal Law

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