Does the Threat of the Death Penalty Affect Plea Bargaining in Murder Cases? Evidence from New York's 1995 Reinstatement of Capital Punishment

This article investigates whether the death penalty encourages defendants charged with potentially capital crimes to plead guilty in exchange for lesser sentences. I exploit a natural experiment in New York State: the 1995 reinstatement of capital punishment, coupled with the public refusal of some...

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Volume: 8
Main Author: Kuziemko, Ilyana
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Professional
Place of publication: Cary Oxford University Press 01.04.2006
Oxford Publishing Limited (England)
published in: American law and economics review Vol. 8; no. 1; pp. 116 - 142
Data of publication: 20060401
ISSN: 1465-7252
EISSN: 1465-7260
Discipline: Law
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: CrossRef
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