New Birthday Party Idea: Go To Court

November 6, 2017 in Daily Bulletin

Daniel L. Chen and Arnaud Philippe looked into the compassionate side of judges:

  • Judges are more likely to give lenient sentences to defendants if they are sentenced on their birthday.
  • Judges reduce the length of prison sentences by 2% if it’s the defendant’s birthday on the day of the sentencing.
  • If the defendant takes time out of their birthday to show up in person, they can expect their sentence to go down almost 3%.

Read the entire study here.

Via: Marginal Revolution