Meta Analysis of Crime and Deterrence : A Comprehensive Review of the Literature.
Technische Universität, Darmstadt
[Ph.D. Thesis], (2008)
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|Item Type:||Ph.D. Thesis|
|Title:||Meta Analysis of Crime and Deterrence : A Comprehensive Review of the Literature|
Crime and its deterrence have always been recognized as important societal problems. More than 840 empirical studies on the effectiveness of deterrence have been published in the past decades but the question still remains controversial. This meta analysis shows that there is more evidence for the presence of a deterrent effect than for its absence. Moreover, several properties are identified which determine - to a large extent - the outcome of a study analyzing the deterrent effect of the probability and severity of punishment. Beside these findings, this study can be used as an in-depth guide for complex meta analyses in regard to the acquisition of the data, its processing, publication bias and the analysis itself. Finally, detailed information is also provided on the 700 studies included.
|Place of Publication:||Darmstadt|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Meta Analysis, Crime, Deterrence, Publication Bias, Literature Review, Data Mining, K14, K42|
|Classification DDC:||300 Sozialwissenschaften > 310 Statistik
300 Sozialwissenschaften > 330 Wirtschaft
000 Allgemeines, Informatik, Informationswissenschaft > 010 Bibliografien
300 Sozialwissenschaften > 340 Recht
|Divisions:||Fachbereich Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften|
|Date Deposited:||17 Oct 2008 09:23|
|Last Modified:||07 Dec 2012 11:54|
|Referees:||Entorf, Prof. Dr. Horst and Rürup, Prof. Dr. Bert|
|Refereed:||1 July 2008|