Mass Incarceration and the Future of Criminal Justice
At first glance, a get-tough-on crime policy seems like a no-brainer. But stiffer penalties for smaller crimes means more people end up doing time, leading to fiscal and political consequences. This hour we’ll look at America’s disproportionate penal system and examine the relationship between laws and crime rates over the last forty years.
- Todd R. Clear, Dean of the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University, author of The Punishment Imperative: The Rise and Failure of Mass Incarceration in America.