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I’ll be addressing the West Los Angeles Political Action Committee at 2pm today under the title “A Progressive Agenda for Crime Control.” The meeting is open to all comers.

I’ll be addressing the West Los Angeles Political Action Committee at 2pm today under the title “A Progressive Agenda for Crime Control.” The meeting is open to all comers.

The talk, which will run 90 minutes including Q&A, will be at the New Center for Psychoanalysis, 2014 Sawtelle Boulevard: just south of La Grange (which is two blocks north of Olympic), a block west of the 405.

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