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dc.contributor.authorRolston, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorMata, Emmanuel
dc.contributor.authorTang, Mikaela
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-08T12:37:52Z
dc.date.available2022-04-08T12:37:52Z
dc.date.issued2022-04-22
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.sewanee.edu/handle/11005/21801
dc.description.abstractMarijuana has become one of the most used taboo substances in the United States in the past few decades. Recent literature, as well as literature dating back to the early 2000s, have looked at how marijuana legalization and decriminalization can impact crime rates. However, there is little empirical evidence connecting marijuana legislation to crime rates. This paper uses state-level crime data from the FBI and the National Census Bureau to examine the effect of marijuana legalization and decriminalization on both violent and property crime rates. We use a fixed effects model in order to estimate the effect of marijuana legalization and decriminalization on states’ crime rates over time. We find that legalization has a positive effect on property crime over time in a state, and that legalization increases both violent and property crime rates across states.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKatherine Theyson Aaron Elroden_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of the Southen_US
dc.subjectScholarship Sewanee 2022en_US
dc.subjectMarijuanaen_US
dc.subjectLegislationen_US
dc.titleThe Effect of Marijuana Decriminalization/Legalization on Crime Ratesen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US


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