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Eyal Zamir and Doron Teichman

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190901349

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190901349.001.0001

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Criminal Law and Enforcement

Criminal Law and Enforcement

(p.433) 12 Criminal Law and Enforcement
Behavioral Law and Economics

Eyal Zamir

Doron Teichman

Oxford University Press

This chapter surveys the contributions of behavioral studies to the analysis of criminal law and law enforcement. It begins by introducing the key insights of economic analysis of crime control. It then examines the extent to which people’s moral judgments are compatible with the dictates of economic analysis in this sphere—and the associated normative implications. It proceeds to analyze the ramifications of behavioral findings regarding how people perceive probabilities and sanctions for deterrence theory. The chapter e also examines the contribution of research in the area of behavioral ethics to crime control. Finally, it discusses the implications of behavioral research for recidivism.

Keywords:   criminal law, law enforcement, behavioral analysis, deterrence, behavioral ethics

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