Tuesday, March 23, 2010

"Tough on crime" -> violence -> incarceration

According to this new report from the Urban Health Research Institute, drug prohibition and mandatory minimums lead to violence... even in Canada. This is strong evidence that some Californian attempts to deter crime actually increase crime, worsening the correctional crisis. Even if you don't have time to read it, I recommend at least checking out their executive summary here.

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