J.J. Prescott

University of Michigan Law School

Henry King Ransom Professor of Law

3170 South Hall

701 S. State St.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

United States

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“  My research interests revolve around criminal law, sentencing law and reform, employment law, and the dynamics of civil litigation, particularly settlement. Much of my work is empirical in focus. My current topics of interest include post-release sex offender laws, noncompetition agreements, prosecutorial discretion, criminal record expungement, and settlement in civil litigation. I am also the principal investigator of the U-M Online Court Project, which uses technology to help people facing warrants, fines, and minor charges resolve their disputes with the government and courts online and without the need to hire an attorney.  ”

Scholarly Papers (28)

1.

Noncompete Agreements in the U.S. Labor Force

Journal of Law and Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 03 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 24 Oct 2020
Evan Starr, J.J. Prescott and Norman Bishara
University of Maryland Robert H Smith School of Business, University of Michigan Law School and The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan
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covenants not to compete, employment law, transpareny

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Expungement of Criminal Convictions: An Empirical Study

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 133, No. 8, pp.2460-555 (June 2020)
Number of pages: 96 Posted: 18 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2020
J.J. Prescott and Sonja B. Starr
University of Michigan Law School and University of Chicago
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reentry, expungement, criminal records, recidivism, employment, wages

Do Sex Offender Registration and Notification Laws Affect Criminal Behavior?

Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 54, No. 1, February 2011, Columbia Business School Research Paper
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 16 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2015
J.J. Prescott and Jonah E. Rockoff
University of Michigan Law School and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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sex offenders, rape, molestation, deterrence, incapacitation, registration, notification, recidivism, shaming

Do Sex Offender Registration and Notification Laws Affect Criminal Behavior?

NBER Working Paper No. w13803
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 06 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2021
J.J. Prescott and Jonah E. Rockoff
University of Michigan Law School and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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Understanding Violent-Crime Recidivism

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 95, No. 4, pp.1643-98 (May 2020), U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 676, U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 20-012
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 09 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 18 May 2020
J.J. Prescott, Benjamin Pyle and Sonja B. Starr
University of Michigan Law School, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and University of Chicago
Downloads 1,302 (18,747)
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recidivism, mass incarceration, violent crime, prison, incarceration, homicide, COVID, COVID-19, coronavirus

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The Behavioral Effects of (Unenforceable) Contracts

Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 26 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2020
Evan Starr, J.J. Prescott and Norman Bishara
University of Maryland Robert H Smith School of Business, University of Michigan Law School and The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan
Downloads 529 (64,915)
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Unenforceable Contracts, Covenants Not to Compete, Employee Mobility, In Terorrem Effects

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Disaggregating Employment Protection: The Case of Disability Discrimination

Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 106, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 496
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 23 Aug 2004
Christine Jolls and J.J. Prescott
Yale Law School and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 524 (65,712)
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A Comprehensive Theory of Civil Settlement

NYU Law Review, Vol. 91, pp. 59-143 (April 2016)
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 19 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 16 May 2016
J.J. Prescott and Kathryn E. Spier
University of Michigan Law School and Harvard University - Law School - Faculty
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Settlement, Pretrial Bargaining,Trial, Litigation, High-Low Agreements, Partial Settlement, Contracts, Summary Jury Trial

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Trial and Settlement: A Study of High-Low Agreements

Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 57, No. 3, August 2014 , U of Michigan Law & Econ, Empirical Legal Studies Center Paper No. 10-022, U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 217
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 14 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2015
J.J. Prescott, Kathryn E. Spier and Albert Yoon
University of Michigan Law School, Harvard University - Law School - Faculty and University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
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High-Low agreements, settlement, contracts, civil litigation, trial, arbitration, reserve accounts, insurance industry

Trial and Settlement: A Study of High-Low Agreements

NBER Working Paper No. w19873
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 10 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2021
J.J. Prescott, Kathryn E. Spier and Albert Yoon
University of Michigan Law School, Harvard University - Law School - Faculty and University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
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Understanding Noncompetition Agreements: The 2014 Noncompete Survey Project

Michigan State Law Review, Vol. 2016, No. 2, pp. 369-464, 2016
Number of pages: 96 Posted: 24 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2020
J.J. Prescott, Norman Bishara and Evan Starr
University of Michigan Law School, The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and University of Maryland Robert H Smith School of Business
Downloads 438 (81,733)
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Noncompetes, Noncompetition Agreements, Covenants Not to Compete, Empirical, Survey Data

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Sex Offender Law and the Geography of Victimization

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies Vol. 11, No 4, December 2014, U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 15-009
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 04 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2015
Amanda Y. Agan and J.J. Prescott
Rutgers University, Department of Economics and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 397 (90,858)
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Sex Offender Law and the Geography of Victimization

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 11, Issue 4, pp. 786-828, 2014
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 29 Oct 2014
Amanda Y. Agan and J.J. Prescott
Rutgers University, Department of Economics and University of Michigan Law School
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Improving Criminal Jury Decision Making after the Blakely Revolution

University of Illinois Law Review, p. 301, 2006, Michigan Law and Economic Research Paper No. 05-004
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 08 Mar 2005
J.J. Prescott and Sonja B. Starr
University of Michigan Law School and University of Chicago
Downloads 392 (92,990)
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criminal law, criminal procedure, litigation, evidence, sentencing, Apprendi, Blakely, Booker, fact-finding, juries, law and economics, law and psychology, group behavior

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Do Sex Offender Registries Make Us Less Safe?

Regulation, Vol. 35, No. 2, Summer 2012
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 27 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 24 May 2016
J.J. Prescott
University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 316 (118,375)
Citation 1

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sex offenders, registration, notification, recidivism, deterrence, rape, molestation, registries

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Are Litigation Outcome Disparities Inevitable? Courts, Technology, and the Future of Impartiality

Alabama Law Review, 71(4) (2020), pp. 893–979
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 09 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2020
University of Haifa, University of Michigan Law School and Haifa University - Faculty of Law
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online courts; dispute resolution; ODR; disparities; race; gender; age; courts; litigation

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Contracting on Litigation

RAND Journal of Economics, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2019, U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 16-009
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 16 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 23 May 2019
Kathryn E. Spier and J.J. Prescott
Harvard University - Law School - Faculty and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 251 (150,309)
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Litigation; Settlement; Pretrial Bargaining; High-Low Agreements; Contingent Fees, Litigation Finance; Litigation Funding; Insurance; Heterogeneous Beliefs; Belief-Neutral Welfare Criterion; Non-Common Priors

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Improving Access to Justice in State Courts with Platform Technology

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 70, No. 6, 2017, pp. 1993-2050, U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 17-025
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 05 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 18 Jan 2018
J.J. Prescott
University of Michigan Law School
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Access to justice, ODR, dispute resolution, court technology, online platform technology, legal aid

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Portmanteau Ascendant: Post-Release Regulations and Sex Offender Recidivism

Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 48, No. 4, 2016, U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 16-021
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 15 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 01 Oct 2016
J.J. Prescott
University of Michigan Law School
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Sex Offender Laws, Deterrence, Recidivism, Registration, Notification, Portmanteau, Becker, Criminal Law, Residency Restrictions

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The Challenges of Calculating the Benefits of Providing Access to Legal Services

Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. 37, No. 1, p. 303, 2010, U of Michigan Law & Econ, Empirical Legal Studies Center No. 10-010, U of Michigan Public Law Working No. 191
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 01 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2010
J.J. Prescott
University of Michigan Law School
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legal services, cost-benefit analysis, welfare economics, LSC, ABA

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Process Costs and Police Discretion

Harvard Law Review Forum, Vol. 128, pp. 268-88 (April 2015)
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 02 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2015
Charlie Gerstein and J.J. Prescott
Civil Rights Corps and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 199 (187,452)
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policing, discretion, misdemeanors, public order

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Online Case Resolution Systems: Enhancing Access, Fairness, Accuracy, and Efficiency

Michigan Journal of Race & Law, Vol. 21:205, 2016, U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 16-013
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 09 May 2016 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2016
Maximilian Bulinski and J.J. Prescott
University of Michigan Law School and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 181 (203,970)
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resolution, technology, access to justice, courts, platform

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Child Pornography and Community Notification: How an Attempt to Reduce Crime Can Achieve the Opposite

Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 24, pp. 93-101, 2011
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 15 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2014
J.J. Prescott
University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 180 (204,924)

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community notification laws, child pornography, sex offenders, illegal markets, criminal enterprise, child pornography market, child pornography sentencing

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Fourth Amendment Constraints on the Technological Monitoring of Convicted Sex Offenders

21 New Criminal Law Review 379 (2018), U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper Paper No. 18-016
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 19 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 15 Jul 2020
Ben A. McJunkin and J.J. Prescott
Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 134 (261,696)
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Fourth Amendment, sex offenders, monitoring, GPS technology, search, privacy, post-release regulations

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Targeting Poverty in the Courts: Improving the Measurement of Ability to Pay

Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 82, No. 1, 2019, U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 19-003, U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 636
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 29 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 24 May 2019
Meghan M. O'Neil and J.J. Prescott
University of Michigan Law School and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 117 (289,318)

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ability to pay, poverty, alternative sanctions, technology, access to justice, courts, platform, decision making

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Assessing Access-to-Justice Outreach Strategies

Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Vol. 174 (1), pp. 34-63 (Jan. 2018), U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 589, U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 18-005
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 05 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2018
J.J. Prescott
University of Michigan Law School
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Take-Up, Access to Justice, RCT, Outreach, Warrants, Duration Models

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Beyond Plea Bargaining: A Theory of Criminal Settlement

Boston College Law Review, Vol. 62, No. 4, pp.1047-116 (April 2021), U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 20-026
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 13 May 2020 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2021
Richard Lorren Jolly and J.J. Prescott
Southwestern Law School and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 82 (364,626)

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criminal settlement, plea bargaining, alternative dispute resolution, charge bargaining, fact bargaining, settlement

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Platform Procedure: Using Technology to Facilitate (Efficient) Civil Settlement

Selection and Decision in Judicial Process around the World: Empirical Inquiries (Yun-chien Chang, ed.) (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2020), pp. 30–72, U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 20-028
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 22 May 2020 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2021
J.J. Prescott and Alexander Sanchez
University of Michigan Law School and Franklin County Municipal Court, Columbus, Ohio
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Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Laws: An Empirical Evaluation

Cambridge University Press, 2021
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 30 Jun 2021
Wayne A. Logan and J.J. Prescott
Florida State University - College of Law and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 73 (389,582)

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Megan's Law, sex offender, registration, notification, social control

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Subjective Beliefs about Contract Enforceability

Number of pages: 78 Posted: 13 Jul 2021
J.J. Prescott and Evan Starr
University of Michigan Law School and University of Maryland Robert H Smith School of Business
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Subjective Beliefs, Contract Enforceability, Covenants Not to Compete, Employee Mobility

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Sex Offenders: Technological Monitoring and the Fourth Amendment

46 Search & Seizure L. Rep. 75 (2019)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 11 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 25 May 2021
Ben A. McJunkin and J.J. Prescott
Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 17 (649,415)

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Fourth Amendment, sex offenders, monitoring, GPS technology, search, privacy, post-release regulations