Building Criminal Capital behind Bars: Peer Effects in Juvenile Corrections
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The authors wish to thank the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and the Justice Research Center (JRC), Inc. for providing the data used in this study. In particular, we wish to thank Sherry Jackson, Dr. Steven Chapman, and Ted Tollett from the Florida DJJ and Julia Blankenship and Dr. Kristin Winokur from the JRC for many helpful conversations concerning the data and, more generally, the operation of the DJJ. We are also grateful to Joe Altonji, Dan Black, Tracy Falba, Erik Hjalmarsson, Caroline Hoxby, Mireia Jofre-Bonet, Thomas Kane, Jeffrey Kling, Steve Levitt, Carolyn Moehling, Robert Moffitt, Steve Rivkin, Paul Schultz, Doug Staiger, Ann Stevens, Chris Timmins, Chris Udry, and seminar participants at APPAM, BU, Duke, IRP, Maryland, NBER, Syracuse, UCLA, UCSC, and Yale for their valuable comments and suggestions. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.