Partially Identified Treatment Effects under Imperfect Compliance: The Case of Domestic Violence
Zahra Siddique ()
No 4565, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
During the 1980s a set of randomized experiments were carried out to determine the usefulness of a mandatory arrest policy for domestic assault offenders. The first of these was the Minneapolis Domestic Violence experiment (MDVE), which was carried out in 1981. This paper re-examines the data from the MDVE and uses the recent literature on partial identification to determine the implications for a mandatory arrest policy for domestic assault offenders today. I find support for a mandatory arrest policy for domestic assault offenders, even under a set of minimal assumptions on offender and police behavior.
Keywords: illegal behavior; experiments; partial identification; policing (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C14 C9 K42 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 21 pages
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Published - revised version published in: Journal of the American Statistical Association, 2013, 108 (502), 504-513
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