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Adjudication: Type-I and Type-II Errors

Matteo Rizzolli

No wpC15, CERBE Working Papers from CERBE Center for Relationship Banking and Economics

Abstract: Adjudicative procedures meant at establishing truth about facts on defendants’ behavior are naturally prone to errors: defendants can be found guilty/liable when they truly were not (type-I errors) or they can be acquitted when they should have been convicted (type-II errors). These errors alter the incentives of defendants to comply with norms. We review the literature with a particular focus on type-I errors.

Keywords: type-I errors, wrongful convictions; justice concerns, burden of proof, deterrence; law enforcement (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: K4 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 14 pages
Date: 2016-12
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