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dc.contributor.authorBarbarino, Alessandroen_US
dc.contributor.authorMastrobuoni, Giovannien_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-09en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T07:56:36Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-15T07:56:36Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201206125745-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58865-
dc.description.abstractWe estimate the incapacitation effect on crime using variation in Italian prison population driven by eight collective pardons passed between 1962 and 1995. The prison releases are sudden - within one day -, very large - up to 35 percent of the entire prison population - and happen nationwide. Exploiting this quasi-natural experiment we break the simultaneity of crime and prisoners as in Levitt (1996) and, in addition, use the national character of the pardons to separately identify incapacitation from changes in deterrence. The elasticity of total crime with respect to incapacitation is between -20 and -35 percent. A cost-benefit analysis suggests that Italy's prison population is below its optimal level.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6360en_US
dc.subject.jelK40en_US
dc.subject.jelK42en_US
dc.subject.jelH11en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordcrimeen_US
dc.subject.keywordpardonen_US
dc.subject.keywordamnestyen_US
dc.subject.keyworddeterrenceen_US
dc.subject.keywordincapacitationen_US
dc.titleThe incapacitation effect of incarceration: Evidence from several Italian collective pardonsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn715469711en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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