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Estimating The Impact Of The Death Penalty On Murder, John Donohue, Justin Wolfers Dec 2009

Estimating The Impact Of The Death Penalty On Murder, John Donohue, Justin Wolfers

John Donohue

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Legalized Abortion On Teen Childbearing, John Donohue, Jeffrey Grogger, Steven Levitt Jan 2009

The Impact Of Legalized Abortion On Teen Childbearing, John Donohue, Jeffrey Grogger, Steven Levitt

John Donohue

No abstract provided.


Assessing The Relative Benefits Of Incarceration: The Overall Change Over The Previous Decades And The Benefits On The Margin, John Donohue Jan 2009

Assessing The Relative Benefits Of Incarceration: The Overall Change Over The Previous Decades And The Benefits On The Margin, John Donohue

John Donohue

No abstract provided.


Introduction To The Death Penalty Symposium, John Donohue, Steven Shavell Jan 2009

Introduction To The Death Penalty Symposium, John Donohue, Steven Shavell

John Donohue

No abstract provided.


Review Of The Road To Abolition, John J. Donohue Jan 2009

Review Of The Road To Abolition, John J. Donohue

John Donohue

The two most important questions about the death penalty in the United States today are should we get rid of it and will we get rid of it? While he contributors to this important and interesting new book are unanimous that capital punishment should be abolished, opinions differ on whether abolition is likely to occur in the US any time soon, and if so, how.

If one wants to gain a deeper understanding of the effort to eliminate capital punishment in the U.S. over the last forty years, and what the future holds for this harsh feature of American ...


The Impact Of The Death Penalty On Murder, John J. Donohue Jan 2009

The Impact Of The Death Penalty On Murder, John J. Donohue

John Donohue

Both history and daily crime sheets underscore a depressing capacity for human violence and inhumanity. Some scholars feel that eliminating capital punishment would be a step toward reducing the toll of human suffering, whereas others feel that retaining the death penalty will prevent some murders at least. Kovandzic, Vieraitis, and Boots (2009, this issue) provide a comprehensive ordinary least-squares (OLS) state panel data assessment of the most recent postmoratorium data available and reach a strong conclusion that the death penalty does not deter murder. This article is an important piece in the complex jigsaw puzzle that will illuminate which factors ...