Date of Award

8-2011

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Legacy Department

Economics

Advisor

Dougan, William R

Committee Member

Sauer , Raymond D

Committee Member

Tollison , Robert D

Committee Member

Simon , Curtis J

Abstract

The effect of prison conditions and discretionary parole on inmate behavior and crime rates is examined. Evidence suggests that prison conditions and crime rates are positively related, and that a shift away from discretionary parole leads to lower crime rates, but possibly higher levels of inmate misconduct.

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Economics Commons

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