The Economists’ Voice
Ed. by Belke, Ansgar / Schnabl, Gunther
CiteScore 2018: 0.07
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2018: 0.109
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 0.044
John Donohue and Justin Wolfers argue that Gary Becker and Richard Posner are wrong to think that the death penalty deters murder: they find little empirical support for the claim. If anything, when one looks over the longest period possible (1934-2000) there is more evidence that the death penalty stimulates murder than that it deters murder.
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