on 24 December 2010
Mark Kleiman examines the thorny questions surrounding Criminal Justice Policy in the USA, but certainly with broader lessons all around. A pleasurable read, though I found it was too narrowly focused on reducing "crime" without sufficiently paying attention to the question of how that relates to delivering "justice". It strikes me that if all we cared about was reducing crime, it wouldn't be too difficult. The challenge is how that fits in with a deeper conception of what justice entails. A must read nevertheless!