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Deep IV in law : appellate decisions and texts impact sentencing in trial courts

Title
Deep IV in law : appellate decisions and texts impact sentencing in trial courts / Zhe Huang, Xinyue Zhang, Ruofan Wang, Daniel L. Chen.
ISBN
9781009296403 (ebook)
9781009296373 (paperback)
Publication
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2022.
Physical Description
1 online resource (42 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
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Summary
Do US Circuit Courts' decisions on criminal appeals influence sentence lengths imposed by US District Courts? This Element explores the use of high-dimensional instrumental variables to estimate this causal relationship. Using judge characteristics as instruments, this Element implements two-stage models on court sentencing data for the years 1991 through 2013. This Element finds that Democratic, Jewish judges tend to favor criminal defendants, while Catholic judges tend to rule against them. This Element also finds from experiments that prosecutors backlash to Circuit Court rulings while District Court judges comply. Methodologically, this Element demonstrates the applicability of deep instrumental variables to legal data.
Variant and related titles
Cambridge core frontlist 2022.
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Language
English
Added to Catalog
October 20, 2022
Series
Cambridge elements. Elements in law, economics and politics
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