What Do Panel Studies Tell Us About a Deterrent Effect of Capital Punishment? A Critique of the Literature

@article{Chalfin2013WhatDP,
  title={What Do Panel Studies Tell Us About a Deterrent Effect of Capital Punishment? A Critique of the Literature},
  author={Aaron Chalfin and Amelia M Haviland and Steven A. Raphael},
  journal={Journal of Quantitative Criminology},
  year={2013},
  volume={29},
  pages={5-43}
}
ObjectivesWe provide a critical review of empirical research on the deterrent effect of capital punishment that makes use of state and, in some instances, county-level, panel data.MethodsWe present the underlying behavioral model that presumably informs the specification of panel data regressions, outline the typical model specification employed, discuss current norms regarding “best-practice” in the analysis of panel data, and engage in a critical review.ResultsThe connection between the… CONTINUE READING

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