Prevention of Crime and the Optimal Standard of Proof in Criminal Law


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Prevention of Crime and the Optimal Standard of Proof in Criminal Law

Show simple item record Lando, Henrik en_US 2009-02-04T10:24:49Z 2009-02-04T10:24:49Z 2003-11-21T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.description.abstract The standard of proof in criminal law a®ects retributive justice through the number of wrong convictions and wrong acquittals. It also a®ects the level of crime, since a higher standard of proof implies less deterrence and less incapacitation. This article derives an expression for the optimal standard from a trade-o® between these e®ects, and applies the expression to the crime of sexual violation against women. For this crime, social preferences for justice versus prevention of crime are elicited through a survey and inserted into the expression for the optimal standard. The result indicates that the concern for prevention of crime may have a signi¯cant e®ect on the optimal standard of proof. en_US
dc.format.extent 24 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries LEFIC Working paper;2003-04 en_US
dc.subject.other strafferet en_US
dc.subject.other bevis en_US
dc.subject.other social retfærdighed en_US
dc.subject.other kriminalitet en_US
dc.subject.other kriminologi en_US
dc.title Prevention of Crime and the Optimal Standard of Proof in Criminal Law en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt03nov21 inrumo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Industriøkonomi og Virksomhedsstrategi en_US
dc.contributor.department Center for Law, Economics & Financial Institutions
dc.contributor.departmentshort IVS
dc.contributor.departmentshort LEFIC
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Industrial Economics & Strategy en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Center for Law, Economics & Financial Institutions
dc.contributor.departmentukshort IES
dc.contributor.departmentukshort LEFIC
dc.idnumber x656312768 en_US København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2003 en_US

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