Replication data for: The Economics of Rights: Does the Right to Counsel Increase Crime?

Itai Ater, Oren Rigbi & Yehonatan Givati
We examine the broad consequences of the right to counsel by exploiting a legal reform in Israel that extended the right to publicly provided legal counsel to suspects in arrest proceedings. Using the staggered regional rollout of the reform, we find that the reform reduced arrest duration and the likelihood of arrestees being charged. We also find that the reform reduced the number of arrests made by the police. Lastly, we find that the reform...
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