Crime and the Depenalization of Cannabis Possession : Evidence from a Policing Experiment

@inproceedings{Rasul2008CrimeAT,
  title={Crime and the Depenalization of Cannabis Possession : Evidence from a Policing Experiment},
  author={J{\'e}r{\^o}me Adda Brendon McConnell Imran Rasul},
  year={2008}
}
  • Jérôme Adda Brendon McConnell Imran Rasul
  • Published 2008
Crime and the Depenalization of Cannabis Possession: Evidence from a Policing Experiment We evaluate the impact on crime of a localized policing experiment that depenalized the possession of small quantities of cannabis in the London borough of Lambeth. Such a policy can: (i) impact the demand for cannabis in Lambeth as users move there to purchase cannabis; (ii) enable the Lambeth police to reallocate effort towards other types of crime. We investigate whether the depenalization policy impacts… CONTINUE READING

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