Community supervision as a substitute for incarceration

Move offenders, and budget dollars, from cells to tight community supervision, and reduce crime.

Nothing here I hadn’t said before, but it’s nice to be able to say it in the NYT.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact:

3 thoughts on “Community supervision as a substitute for incarceration”

  1. Sounds like what my county is trying under AB 109.

    Only — more than a year into this experiment, they still don’t have GPS monitoring yet. And they don’t have the local jail capacity to provide that swift and certain consequence for violations.

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