Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Academic Program Adviser
California passed Proposition 47 by vote and changed the way the state punishes drug and theft. I find an increase in crime using a difference in differences model by computing the change in thefts with the change in inmates. This effect sides with anecdotal claims and disagrees with empirical studies.
Fischer, Brian J., "Proposition 47 and Crime: A Difference in Differences Analysis of Incarceration Rates and Crime using border counties" (2018). CUNY Academic Works.