Monday, July 25, 2011
Tamara Rice Lave (pictured) and Justin McCrary (University of Miami, School of Law and University of California, Berkeley) have posted Assessing the Crime Impact of Sexually Violent Predator Laws on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
This paper examines the effect of sexually violent predator laws on rates of forcible rape and proxies for molestation. We find little evidence that these programs have detectable effects on outcomes.