Here’s a little slap in the face for all those who have been urging Congressional Democrats and left-bloggers to stop harping on the need for a special prosecutor and let the career professionals in the FBI and the Justice Department get on with the job of investigating the unmaking of Valerie Plame:
Career professionals in the FBI and the Justice Department think the Attorney General ought to get out of the way and let them get on with the job of investigating the unmasking of Valerie Plame.
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.
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)
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