Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Making Crime Control Pay: Cost-Effective Alternatives to Incarceration

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Making Crime Control Pay: Cost-Effective Alternatives to Incarceration

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An NBER Conference on "Making Crime Control Pay: Cost-Effective Alternatives to Incarceration" took place at the University of California, Berkeley's School of Law on January 15 and 16, 2010. NBER Research Associates Philip Cook of Duke University and Jens Ludwig of the University of Chicago, and NBER Faculty Research Fellow Justin McCrary of Berkeley's Law School, organized the meeting and chose these papers for discussion:

* Steven N. Durlanf, University of Wisconsin, Madison and NBER, and Daniel S. Nagin, Carnegie Mellon University,

"The Deterrent Effect of Imprisonment"

* Justin McCrary, "Possible Gains from Reallocating within the Criminal Justice System"

* Anne Piehl, Rutgers University and NBER, and Geoffrey F. Williams, Rutgers University, "Institutional Requirements for Effective Imposition of Fines"

* Jeffrey Grogger and Jonathan Guryan, University of Chicago and NBER; and Patrick Hill, Brent Roberts, and Karen Sixkiller, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, "Decreasing Delinquency, Criminal Behavior, and Recidivism by Intervening on Psychological Factors other than Cognitive Ability: A Review of the Intervention Literature"

* Steve Raphael, University of California, Berkeley, "Improving Employment Opportunities for Former Prison Inmates: Changes and Policy"

* Sara B. …

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