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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: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com View all posts by Mark Kleiman
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Minor point: Perry ultimately replaced all four of the commissioners it was in his power to replace, not just the initial three. They are: Samuel Bassett (chm.), Alan Levy (Chief, Criminal Division, Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office), Aliece Watts (Integrated Forensic Laboratories), & Dr. Sridhar Natarajan (Chief Medical Examiner, Lubbock Co.).
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