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Lessons from the Economics of CrimeWhat Reduces Offending?$
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Philip J. Cook, Stephen Machin, Olivier Marie, and Giovanni Mastrobuoni

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780262019613

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262019613.001.0001

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The Young Prisoner’s Dilemma: Juvenile: Recidivism in Germany

The Young Prisoner’s Dilemma: Juvenile: Recidivism in Germany

(p.111) 5 The Young Prisoner’s Dilemma: Juvenile: Recidivism in Germany
Lessons from the Economics of Crime

Stefan Pichler

Daniel Römer

The MIT Press

This chapter reviews the literature of juvenile recidivism and provides an in depth analysis of recent evidence from Germany. While the empirical literature shows that transferring juveniles to criminal courts typically leads to higher recidivism in the United States, this result might not be generalizable to other legal systems. Based on a unique sample of inmates in Germany and applying both a bivariate probit and a regression discontinuity design, the authors do not find that the application of criminal law increases juvenile recidivism. Rather, the analysis suggests that sentencing adolescents as adults reduces recidivism in Germany.

Keywords:   Juvenile crime, Recidivism, Courts

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