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dc.coverage.spatialMedellín de: Lat: 06 15 00 N degrees minutes Lat: 6.2500 decimal degrees Long: 075 36 00 W degrees minutes Long: -75.6000 decimal degrees
dc.date.available2020-09-10T16:32:58Z
dc.date.issued2020-09-10
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10784/17722
dc.description.abstractDuring the 1990s, Latin America experienced a criminal procedural revolution (LACPR) when approximately 70% of its countries abandoned their inquisitorial system and adopted the U.S. adversarial model. Following the LACPR, the region experienced a dramatic increase in crime, consolidating it as one of the most violent areas in the world. Despite previous empirical evidence indicating that procedural law affects criminal behavior, the effects of the LACPR continue highly unexplored. In this paper, we use the Latin American case to evaluate the impact of an adversarial reform on crime rates. Exploiting the quasi-experimental implementation of the reform in Colombia, we use an event study approach combined with differences-in-differences to estimate the reform’s effects on criminal activity. Despite the opposite incentives the reform created, we find an increase associated with the procedural transformation in overall crime rates (22%), violent crime (15%), and property crime (8%). We also observe a dramatic decrease in drug offenses associated with lower arrest rates. Our findings contribute to the literature on Latin American crime and the link between procedural law and criminal behavior.spa
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dc.publisherUniversidad EAFITspa
dc.titleThe Unintended Consequences of the U.S. Adversarial Model in Latin American Crimespa
dc.typeworkingPaperspa
dc.rights.accessrightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessspa
dc.publisher.departmentEscuela de Economía y Finanzasspa
dc.type.localDocumento de trabajo de investigaciónspa
dc.subject.keywordcriminal procedural revolution, plea bargaining, certainty, severity, celerityspa
dc.identifier.localK14, K40, K42
dc.rights.localAcceso abiertospa
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-10T16:32:58Z
dc.type.hasVersiondrafspa
dc.contributor.authorZorro Medina, Angela
dc.contributor.authorAcosta, Camilo
dc.contributor.authorMejía, Daniel
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidad de Chicagospa
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidad EAFITspa
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidad de los Andesspa


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