Measuring offender discount rates : an overview of the issues and a suggested methodology

Torre, Andrew 2007, Measuring offender discount rates : an overview of the issues and a suggested methodology, in ANZSOC 2007 : Flinders journal of law reform : special edition: conference proceedings and select papers, Flinders University, [Adelaide, S. Aust.], pp. 621-629.

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Title Measuring offender discount rates : an overview of the issues and a suggested methodology
Author(s) Torre, Andrew
Conference name Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (20th : 2007 : Adelaide, S. Aust.)
Conference location Adelaide, S. Aust.
Conference dates 23-26 September 2007
Title of proceedings ANZSOC 2007 : Flinders journal of law reform : special edition: conference proceedings and select papers
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2007
Conference series Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference
Start page 621
End page 629
Publisher Flinders University
Place of publication [Adelaide, S. Aust.]
Summary Criminologists assert that some offenders exhibit impulsive behaviour. If this is correct then this impulsiveness will manifest itself through high discount rates. However discount rates are difficult to observe and measure. In this paper a methodology is proposed, which considerably reduces the complexity of this task, through observing the offender’s actual plea decision. This is a valuable exercise because the results can be usefully utilised in formulating policy as well as providing insights into offender psychology.
Language eng
Field of Research 140299 Applied Economics not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
HERDC collection year 2008
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30018036

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