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dc.contributor.authorEntorf, Horsten_US
dc.contributor.authorSpengler, Hannesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-09en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:30:13Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:30:13Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-2008101483en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/34861-
dc.description.abstractBased on a theoretical framework on informal, custodial and non-custodial sentencing, the paper provides econometric tests on the effectiveness of police, public prosecution and courts. Using a unique dataset covering German states for the period 19772001, a comprehensive system of criminal prosecution indicators is derived and subsequently related to the incidence of six major offence categories using panel-econometrics. Empirical evidence suggests that the criminal policy of diversion failed as increasing shares of dismissals by prosecutors and judges enhance crime rates in Germany. Crime is significantly deterred by higher clearance and conviction rates, while the effects of indicators representing type (fine, probation, imprisonment) and severity (length of prison sentence, size of fine) of punishment are often small and insignificant.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA discussion papers |x3710en_US
dc.subject.jelK14en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEconometrics of crimeen_US
dc.subject.keywordevaluation of policy reformsen_US
dc.subject.keywordpanel econometricsen_US
dc.subject.stwKriminalpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwReformen_US
dc.subject.stwKriminalitäten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleIs being 'soft on crime' the solution to rising crime rates? Evidence from Germanyen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn581198212en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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