How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment

Mark Kleiman's Spring 2018 Hoffinger Colloquium Lecture

In March of 2018, Professor Mark Kleiman gave the Hoffinger Colloquium Lecture at the Center for Research in Crime and Justice at the NYU School of Law: "How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment."

Or, as Kleiman described the talk on Twitter:

Everything I've learned about crime over 40 years, in 60 minutes.

We massively over-punish and haven't gotten much in the way of results. That doesn't prove that punishment doesn't work. It just means we're doing it wrong.

Tile photo by Roman Koester.

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