As True Now…

Mark is absolutely right in his posting below, about the way that new policing techniques allow America a way to dramatically reduce crime and in the process get out of our over-incarceration trap. It just so happens that Mark and I wrote an article seven years ago making pretty much the same point. I encourage the RBC’s readers to take a look at it &#8212 I think it’s even truer now than when we first wrote it.

Author: Steven M. Teles

Steven Teles is a Visiting Fellow at the Yale Center for the Study of American Politics. He is the author of Whose Welfare? AFDC and Elite Politics (University Press of Kansas), and co-editor of Ethnicity, Social Mobility and Public Policy (Cambridge). He is currently completing a book on the evolution of the conservative legal movement, co-editing a book on conservatism and American Political Development, and beginning a project on integrating political analysis into policy analysis. He has also written journal articles and book chapters on international free market think tanks, normative issues in policy analysis, pensions and affirmative action policy in Britain, US-China policy and federalism. He has taught at Brandeis, Boston University, Holy Cross, and Hamilton colleges, and been a research fellow at Harvard, Princeton and the University of London.