NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Do Sex Offender Registration and Notification Laws Affect Criminal Behavior?

J.J. Prescott, Jonah E. Rockoff

NBER Working Paper No. 13803
Issued in February 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Charles Calomiris, Amit Khandelwal, Ray Fisman, Matthew Gentzkow, Justin McCrary, Tom Miles, Daniel Paravisini, Doug Staiger, and Toni Whited for their comments and suggestions, as well as seminar participants at Columbia Business School, Northwestern Law School, Syracuse University, the American Law and Economics Meetings, the Canadian Law and Economics Meetings, and the NBER Working Group on the Economics of Crime. Reid Aronson, Erik Johnson, Rembrand Koning, Nicholas Lee, Elias Walsh, Oliver Welch, and Julia Zhou provided excellent research assistance. JJ Prescott gratefully acknowledges the John M. Olin Center for Law & Economics at University of Michigan Law School for financial support for this project. Jonah Rockoff would like to thank the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate at Columbia Business School for research support. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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