Biological tests of driving impairment are lousy until you compare them to every other kind of test
Archive for the ‘Crime Control’ Category
Gun control is good, clean fun, but controlling violence is all about controlling violent people and places.
It’s always dangerous to make judgments while something like the marathon bombing/murder of MIT policeman/shootout in Watertown/search is underway. But recognizing that there is much I don’t know yet, my tentative judgment is that the leadership of my former city has kind of lost it. As I understand it, A murderer, probably armed and dangerous, [...]
didn’t do well against bad guys with guns, even though they were not only trained but apparently alerted to being targets. I continue to be totally mystified at the idea that just packing heat will let you get the drop on someone who means harm to you and can pick his time and place. McLelland [...]
Lawless, overcrowded prisons are machines for producing Nazis.
Alcohol:Other Drugs::Pacific:Mediterranean. Why keep our entire Navy in the Med?
This post at Laugh, Mom has gone viral with very good reason.
I was glad to see that my post on the declining rate of incarceration in the U.S. was picked up by a number of other blogs and newspapers. In those fora, a number of people argued that the recent decrease is simply a function of state budgets being tight. The Pew Charitable Trusts has a [...]
The debate over criminal-justice policy often seems to take place between the disciples of Michel Foucault and the disciples of the Marquis de Sade, with the Foucauldians winning the academic debate even as the sadists mostly get their way in the real political world.