The effects of punishment of crime in Colombia on deterrence, incapacitation, and human capital formation

Based on individual data on the population of those arrested in Medellín, we assess whether the change in punishment at age 18, mandated by law, has a deterrent effect on arrests. No deterrent effect was found on index, violent or property crimes, but a d

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Autores Principales: Guarín, Arlen, Medina-Durango, Carlos Alberto, Tamayo-Castaño, Jorge Andrés
Formato: Documento de trabajo (Working Paper)
Lenguaje:Español (Spanish)
Publicado: Banco de la República 2013
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