Love, Hate and Murder: Commitment Devices in Violent Relationships
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We wish to thank Laura Dugan for generously providing the data on prosecutorial policies and domestic violence services. We also thank Thomas Dee and Robert Pollak as well as seminar participants at Brown and Harvard Universities. This work was supported by grant number 1R03HD051808-01A2 from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and grant number 0648700 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NICHD or the NSF. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.