Crime and Justice

The Crime and Justice Program works to reduce crime and mass incarceration, and to develop sensible approaches to drug policy. Public safety is among the more important challenges facing cities as the socially destructive costs of crime, substance abuse, and mass incarceration are concentrated in urban areas and among the socially and economically disadvantaged.

A low crime, low incarceration equilibrium is well within reach. Milder sanctions, applied swiftly and certainly, have a track record of reducing crime and drug abuse, as well as recidivism among probationers. The Crime and Justice program works closely with practitioners to identify innovative criminal justice policies that deliver on the promise of less crime, less punishment, and improved public health.

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Leader: Mark A. R. Kleiman


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The Atlantic
/ Jul 06,2018

Baltimore's Historic Rise in Violent Crime

Mark Kleiman Quoted in The Atlantic