The Incapacitation Effect of Incarceration : Evidence from Several Italian Collective Pardons Alessandro Barbarino

@inproceedings{Mastrobuoni2007TheIE,
  title={The Incapacitation Effect of Incarceration : Evidence from Several Italian Collective Pardons Alessandro Barbarino},
  author={Alessandro Barbarino Giovanni Mastrobuoni},
  year={2007}
}
  • Alessandro Barbarino Giovanni Mastrobuoni
  • Published 2007
The Incapacitation Effect of Incarceration: Evidence from Several Italian Collective Pardons We estimate the “incapacitation effect” on crime using variation in Italian prison population driven by eight collective pardons passed between 1962 and 1995. The prison releases are sudden – within one day –, very large – up to 35 percent of the entire prison population – and happen nationwide. Exploiting this quasi-natural experiment we break the simultaneity of crime and prisoners as in Levitt (1996… CONTINUE READING

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