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J.J. Prescott

Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.

Professor, Department of Economics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Professor, Law School.

Ph.D., M.I.T
J.D., Harvard Law School

Dr. Prescott's research interests include criminal law, sentencing law and reform, employment law, and torts. Current projects include an examination of the effects of sex offender registration and notification laws on the frequency and incidence of sex crimes, an empirical evaluation of the effects of prosecutor race and sex on charging and sentencing outcomes, and a study of the socioeconomic consequences of criminal record expungement.

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Journal Articles

Prescott, J.J. 2018. "Assessing Access-to-Justice Outreach Strategies." Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics JITE, 174(1): 34-63. DOI. Abstract.

Prescott, J.J. 2017. "Improving Access to Justice in State Courts with Platform Technology Symposium: The Least Understood Branch: The Demands and Challenges of the State Judiciary." Vanderbilt Law Review, 70: 1993-2050.

Prescott, J.J., Norman D. Bishara, and Evan Starr. 2016. "Understanding Noncompetition Agreements: The 2014 Noncompete Survey Project." Michigan State Law Review, 2016(2): 369-464. Abstract.

Prescott, J.J., and Kathryn E. Spier. 2016. "A Comprehensive Theory of Civil Settlement." New York University Law Review, 91(1): 59-143. Abstract.

Prescott, J.J., and Charlie Gerstein. 2015. "Process Costs and Police Discretion." Harvard Law Review, 128: 268-288. Abstract.

Agan, A., and J.J. Prescott. 2014. "Sex Offender Law and the Geography of Victimization." Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 11(4): 786-828. DOI. Abstract.

Prescott, J.J., K. Spier, and A. Yoon. 2014. "Trial and Settlement: A Study of High-Low Agreements." Journal of Law and Economics, 57(3): 699-746. DOI. Abstract.

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