Guns, Crime, and the Impact of State Right-to-Carry Laws

Since the United States is a large country with nearly 200 million guns in circulation, there is plenty of, shall we say, ammunition for those seeking anecdotal evidence to support their views about guns. These views are largely polarized between those who believe...

Analysis of longitudinal data to evaluate a policy change

Longitudinal data analysis methods are powerful tools for exploring scientific questions regarding change and are well suited to evaluate the impact of a new policy. However, there are challenging aspects of policy change data that require consideration, such as...

Should Legal Empiricists Go Bayesian?

Bayesian empirical approaches appear frequently in fields such as engineering, computer science, political science and medicine, but almost never in law. This article illustrates how such approaches might be very useful in empirical legal studies. In particular,...