12:15 Friday in the Dean’s Seminar Room at Boalt Hall.
When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment.
Be there, or be square.
This Friday at 12:15 I’ll be giving a talk for the Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice. It’s in the Dean’s Seminar Room at Boalt Hall. The talk is open to the public, and they’re even serving lunch.
I’ll be talking about crime control, working from the book manuscript I’m about to send off to Princeton: When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment. (Publication now scheduled for August.)
My claim is that we could have half as many people in prison a decade from now and also have half as much crime, using only things we already know how to do. Let me know if you plan to come, and I’ll send you the readings.
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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