Valuing criminal court services

Torre, Andrew 2005, Valuing criminal court services, in ACE 05 : Proceedings of the Australian Conference of Economists 2005, Blackwell, Carlton, Vic., pp. 1-46.

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Title Valuing criminal court services
Author(s) Torre, Andrew
Conference name Australian Conference of Economists (34th : 2005: Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location University of Melbourne, Melbourne
Conference dates 26-28 September 2005
Title of proceedings ACE 05 : Proceedings of the Australian Conference of Economists 2005
Editor(s) Dixon, Robert
Publication date 2005
Conference series Australian Conference of Economists
Start page 1
End page 46
Publisher Blackwell
Place of publication Carlton, Vic.
Keyword(s) optimal court waiting times
benefits and costs of court delay
court output
Summary Criminal courts fundamentally provide a forum for conducting prosecutions with a guilty plea or a trial. At present, there is no generally accepted  methodology for estimating the monetary value of those services. The  purpose of this paper is to attempt to fill this gap by proposing a  methodology predicated on the joint optimising decisions of society and the defendant, who are the two stakeholders in any criminal case. The technique can also be potentially used to evaluate both theoretically and empirically the impact of court delay reduction programs on social welfare, and the specification of socially optimal court waiting times.
ISBN 0734026080
9780734026088
Language eng
Field of Research 140206 Experimental Economics
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30005622

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
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