Categories:  'Criminal Justice & Incarceration Society'  

Cracking Down On Crime Does Not Solve The Key Issue

"At a certain point, then, sentencing reforms for nonviolent offenders will reach a natural limit, and we'll confront a very different set of questions. Should [...]

“At a certain point, then, sentencing reforms for nonviolent offenders will reach a natural limit, and we’ll confront a very different set of questions. Should sentences for rapists and (especially) murders get ratcheted back down? Can alternatives to incarceration be implemented for violent offenders without a spike in crime and a political backlash? Or will reformers need to focus more on just improving conditions within prisons and accept that public order requires keeping a million-and-a-half Americans behind bars?…

And then there’s the deeper, lurking issue. Since the ’90s, America has cut crime rates without clearly solving the problems that the right and the left assumed cause crime in the first place – fatherlessness and family breakdown, mediocre and failing schools, male joblessness and wage stagnation.”

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Publication Date: 02/09/2016
Source: The New York Times
Author: Josh Keller and Adam Pearce
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Source: The New York Times
Author: The Editorial Board
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Source: The New York Times
Author: Tina Rosenberg
Publication Date: 13/06/2015
Source: The New York Times
Author: Ross Douthat