An economic approach on imprisonment of second-instance convicts: the case of Brazil

Authors

  • Marcelo Justus University of Campinas | Institute of Economics
  • Thomas Victor Conti University of Campinas | Institute of Economics

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31501/ealr.v8i1.7761

Abstract

On October 5, 2016, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court decided that imprisonment of convicts in se-cond-instance before the res judicata does not affect article 283 of the Penal Code. The objective of this study is to analyze, without judging the constitutional-ity of the novel juridical act, the hypothesis that “the possibility of imprisonment of convicts in second instance was a correct decision to reduce crime and its social cost”. This hypothesis is not rejected pursuant to the economic theory of crime.

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Author Biographies

Marcelo Justus, University of Campinas | Institute of Economics

PhD in Economics, University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Thomas Victor Conti, University of Campinas | Institute of Economics

PhD candidate in Development Economics.

Published

2017-08-02