Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Incentives matter: legal file

As long ago as 1927, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Tumey v. Ohio, in which it recognized the truism that judges and other law enforcement officials were more likely to find a person guilty when the conviction would increase their salaries and budgets. (Andrew P. Napolitano, A Nation of Sheep, Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2007, p.119.)

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