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20 Years Later, Parts Of Major Crime Bill Viewed As Terrible Mistake : NPR

20 Years Later, Parts Of Major Crime Bill Viewed As Terrible Mistake : NPR



"Here's the federal government coming in and saying we'll give you money if you punish people more severely, and 28 states and the District of Columbia followed the money and enacted stricter sentencing laws for violent offenses," Travis says.
But as Travis now knows all too well, there's a problem with that idea. Researchers including a National Academy of Sciences panel he led have since found only a modest relationship between incarceration and lower crime rates."
Source: http://www.npr.org/2014/09/12/347736999/20-years-later-major-crime-bill-viewed-as-terrible-mistake

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