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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Friday, October 18, 2013

"What the heck is NYC doing so right to reduce murders, and why can't Chicago replicate it?"

Doug Berman at Sentencing Law and Policy has this post. In part:

The question in the title of this post is prompted by this notable little news item from the New York Times headlined "New York Today: Murder Milestone." . . .

This wonderful reality should be celebrated by everyone, though it ought to be especially cheered by those who claimed that recent violent crime declines in the NYC were attributable primarily to very aggressive stop-and-frisk policies and practices. Also of note, especially for sentencing fans, is that this continuing decline in NYC murders is taking place within in a state without the death penalty and with a relatively low (and recently declining) prison population.

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