George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

JEP Symposium on Law & Economics of Crime and Punishment

Event Details

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  • Venue: Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel
  • Division: The Judicial Education Program

“The Law & Economics of Crime & Punishment” program provided a strong understanding of the economics of crime, punishment, and deterrence. The program featured A. Mitchell Polinsky, Josephine Scott Crocker Professor of Law and Economics and Director, John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics; Professor (by courtesy) of Economics; Senior Fellow (by courtesy), Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Topics included the basic economics of crime, punishment, and deterrence; the tort-crime boundary; criminal sanctions; punitive damages; and criminalization of corporate activity.