Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/36323
Authors: 
Siddique, Zahra
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 4565
Abstract: 
During the 1980s a set of randomized experiments were carried out to determine the usefulness of a mandatory arrest policy for domestic assault offenders. The first of these was the Minneapolis Domestic Violence experiment (MDVE), which was carried out in 1981. This paper re-examines the data from the MDVE and uses the recent literature on partial identification to determine the implications for a mandatory arrest policy for domestic assault offenders today. I find support for a mandatory arrest policy for domestic assault offenders, even under a set of minimal assumptions on offender and police behavior.
Subjects: 
Partial identification
experiments
illegal behavior
policing
JEL: 
C9
C14
K42
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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