This is how to get smart about crime
September 13, 2017

It is time to retire the phrase ‘tough on crime.’ There is nothing tough about the harsh punishments that contributed to mass incarceration in this country. In fact, the opposite is true; as the latest data show, a nationwide push in the past decade to move away from these failed approaches has coincided with a remarkable decline in crime. Instead of being ‘tough,’ we need to be smart.”

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