The Impact of Sodomy Law Repeals on Crime
Riccardo Ciacci and
Dario Sansone ()
MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany
We exploit variation in the timing of decriminalization of same-sex sexual intercourse across U.S. states to estimate the impact of these law changes on crime. We provide the first evidence that sodomy law repeals led to a decline in the number of arrests for disorderly conduct, prostitution, and other sex offenses. Furthermore, we show that these repeals led to a reduction in arrests for drug and alcohol consumption.
Keywords: sodomy laws; LGBTQ; crime (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Working Paper: The Impact of Sodomy Law Repeals on Crime (2020)
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