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Unpublished Paper
An Econometric Analysis of the Death Penalty and Other Measures of Punishment
(2012)
  • Woody R Clermont
Abstract
Conducting research on the years of 1977 to 2010, and looking at explanatory variables that could impact the yearly rate of homicides, the results of our studies indicate that the number of robberies and aggravated assaults nationwide strongly correlate with the number of murders committed. Additionally, a negative relationship was found not between executions or imprisonment and the rate of homicides, but rather the increasing use of probation: the more individuals that were placed on probation, the less murders that have been committed annually. The results are promising for advocates of probation reform, that if properly used (particularly where there is consistency and fairness in application), this tool can lead to safer streets.
Publication Date
2012
Citation Information
Woody R Clermont. "An Econometric Analysis of the Death Penalty and Other Measures of Punishment" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/woody_clermont/20/