Limiting Court Behavior: A Case for High Minimum Sentences and Low Maximum Ones
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- Pallage, Stephane & Demougin, Dominique, 2003. "Limiting court behavior: a case for high minimum sentences and low maximum ones," International Review of Law and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 23(3), pages 309-321, September.
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KeywordsMaximum and minimum penalties; sentencing guidelines; social optimum;
- K41 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Litigation Process
- K14 - Law and Economics - - Basic Areas of Law - - - Criminal Law
NEP fieldsThis paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2000-01-17 (All new papers)
- NEP-CDM-2000-01-17 (Collective Decision-Making)
- NEP-LAW-2000-01-17 (Law & Economics)
- NEP-MIC-2000-01-17 (Microeconomics)
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