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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

"Perfect Crime Prevention" (Kolber)

Mike Rich (Law, Elon) writes about "perfect prevention" of crime in this op-ed in yesterday's NYT. Here's the intro:

EVEN if we could make it impossible for people to commit crimes, should we? Or would doing so improperly deprive people of their freedom?

This may sound like a fanciful concern, but it is an increasingly real one. The new federal transportation bill, for example, authorized funding for a program that seeks to prevent the crime of drunken driving not by raising public consciousness or issuing stiffer punishments — but by making the crime practically impossible to commit. The program, the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (Dadss), is developing in-vehicle technology that automatically checks a driver’s blood-alcohol level and, if that level is above the legal limit, prevents the car from starting. 

 -AJK

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