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Nonviolent Crime

Good Prison Reform Helps the Most Offenders Possible

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 01.07.2017 | Politics
Christopher Zoukis

Long story short, when thinking about prison reform, stakeholders need to consider the needs of the many, not the few. Reforms should be applicable to most prisoners, not solely first-time, non-violent drug offenders.

Instead of "One Size Fits All" Justice That Hurts Communities, Let's Get Smart on Crime

Kamala D. Harris | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Kamala D. Harris

I firmly believe there must be swift and certain consequences for all crime, but I also believe that the way our system deals with low-level, nonviolent and non-serious offenders wastes resources needed to fight more serious crime.

One Path to Crime Reduction

Adam Clampitt | Posted 02.29.2012 | DC
Adam Clampitt

The reactive approach taken by D.C.'s justice system lets petty criminals off the hook and leaves open the possibility of committing major felonies in the future. Criminals should know that even the most minor offenses won't be tolerated.

Judicial Duplicity: It's Worth Protesting

Michael Santos | Posted 12.24.2011 | Crime
Michael Santos

Citibank admitted to selling mortgage bonds under fraudulent pretenses, but the government goes easy on the mighty banks of Wall Street.

The Truth About New Jersey's Crime Statistics

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Deborah Jacobs

When our leaders declare that crime is down without acknowledging ongoing problems in crime trends, they do a dangerous disservice to the entire New Jersey community.

In Illinois, Many Teens Are Doing Hard Time For Nonviolent Crime

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Derrick Reed was born, he was fragile and addicted to crack. With his drug addicted mother and drug-selling father out of the picture, he was rai...