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dc.contributor.authorMaurin, Ericen_US
dc.contributor.authorOuss, Aurelieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-03en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:52:24Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:52:24Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20090304456en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35483-
dc.description.abstractThis paper exploits the collective pardon granted to individuals incarcerated in French prisons on the 14th of July, 1996 (Bastille Day) to identify the effect of collective sentence reductions on recidivism. The collective pardon generated a very significant discontinuity in the relationship between the number of weeks of sentence reduction granted to inmates and their prospective date of release. We show that the same discontinuity exists in the relationship between recidivism probability five years after the release and prospective date of release. Overall, the Bastille Day quasi experiment suggests that collective sentence reductions increase recidivism and do not represent a cost-effective way to reduce incarceration rates or prisons' overcrowding.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3990en_US
dc.subject.jelK42en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordCrimeen_US
dc.subject.keywordprisonen_US
dc.subject.keyworddeterrence effecten_US
dc.subject.keywordrecidivismen_US
dc.subject.stwStraffreiheiten_US
dc.subject.stwKriminalit├Ąten_US
dc.subject.stwKriminalpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwFrankreichen_US
dc.titleSentence reductions and recidivism: lessons from the Bastille Day quasi experimenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn592898628en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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