Going Off Parole: How the Elimination of Discretionary Prison Release Affects the Social Cost of Crime

In order to lengthen prison terms, many U.S. states have limited parole boards' traditional authority to grant early releases. I develop a framework in which the welfare effects of this reform depend on (1) the elasticity of future recidivism with respect to time in prison, (2) the accuracy of...

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Main Author: Kuziemko, Ilyana
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: National Bureau of Economic Research 01.09.2007
Data of publication: 20070901
Series: NBER Working Paper Series
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