I’d rather be Hanged for a Sheep than a Lamb The Unintended Consequences of ‘Three-Strikes’ Laws


Strong sentences are common " tough on crime " tool used to reduce the incentives for individuals to participate in criminal activity. However, the design of such policies often ignores other margins along which individuals interested in participating in crime may adjust. I use California's Three Strikes law to identify several effects of a large increase… (More)


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