This dissertation contains three chapters dealing with criminal justice policy. First, through time series analysis, it is found that there is no deterrent effect to the juvenile death penalty. Next, the idea of symbolic bureaucratic representation is explored using police stop data. The final chapter looks for any positive economic impact prison privatization has upon local economies.
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