Emily Owens

Emily Owens is an applied economist in the department of Policy Analysis and Management who studies the economics of crime and the criminal justice system. Her primary line of research examines the interaction of various actors in the implementation of criminal justice policy, including how city police use federal grants, the impact of sentencing guidelines on judicial decision making, the role of non-legal factors in jury deliberations, and how much victims of violent crime are willing to pay for prosecution of their attackers. Recent research has also used behavioral economics to predict how convicted offenders respond to punishment, and shown that even intoxicated individuals respond to changes in the cost of criminal activity. Emily holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland – College Park

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