Teaching the Essentials of Law and Economics
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Teaching the Essentials of Law and Economics

Antony W. Dnes

Teaching Essentials of Law and Economics provides an up to date and succinct account of the application of economic analysis to legal doctrines, institutions and legal reform.
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Chapter 7: Crime and punishment

Antony W. Dnes

Abstract

Crime and Punishment, examines the case for criminal law in relation to diffused hidden harm, and then derives the deterrence hypothesis and considers empirical studies of deterrence. Further topics include incarceration trends in criminal justice, capital punishment, asset forfeiture and related matters.

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