Crime and punishment at the Hammer Tuesday night

Chief George Gascón of the San Francisco Police Department (formerly deputy chief in LA) will discuss crime and punishment with Ian Masters at the Hammer Museum in Westwood at 7:00 Tuesday night.

Oh yeah, and they’re also having some academic from UCLA.

Hammer Forum

As America gets tougher on crime, our prison population continues to grow as one out of every one hundred adults is incarcerated. Joining us with a plan to cut both crime and the prison population is Mark Kleiman, author of When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment, and San Francisco Police Chief George Gascón. Kleiman is a public policy professor in the UCLA School of Public Affairs and a nationally recognized expert in the field of crime and drug policy. Gascón served in the LAPD for 28 years and was Chief of Police for the Mesa Police Department in Arizona before taking lead of the San Francisco Police Department in 2009.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets are required, and are available at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office one hour prior to start time. Limit one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required. Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00p.m.

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:

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  1. Mark Wish I were in LA so I could come and hear you. Hope all is well! Francis

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