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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, September 14, 2017

" "Smart on Crime's" Best Example Explodes"

Bill Otis has this post at Crime & Consequences:

Smart on Crime has not been shy about claiming credit for Texas's continuing low crime rate while these "carefully crafted programs" have done their intended work. Never once have I seen the phrase "correlation does not mean causation" used in discussing the relationship between maintaining low crime in Texas and reform's implementation. 

I have a strong feeling, however, that, in light of Texas' just-released and disastrous UCR violent crime statistics for 2016, that phrase is about to make a big comeback.

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