The Late Mark Kleiman's Thoughts

on Punishment Within The Justice System

In Washington Monthly article, “Do Prisons Need to Be Hell Holes?” the late NYU Marron faculty member Mark Kleiman is mentioned:

As the title of Kleiman’s book suggests, brutal and inhumane retribution isn’t effective or necessary in deterring violent crime. Rather, most of the data suggests that a justice system that metes out punishment swiftly, fairly, and predictably has the greatest behavioral impact on potential offenders.

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