Book Discussion on When Brute Force Fails

Mark Kleiman talked about his book When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton University Press;… read more

Mark Kleiman talked about his book When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton University Press; September 6, 2009). He argues that the solution to rising crime and overcrowded punishment is to clearly specify laws and deliver the promised sanctions every time. He discussed his theory at the Rayburn House Office Building in the U.S. Capitol at a briefing sponsored by Representatives Linda Sanchez and Bobby Scott, who made opening remarks. Professor Kleiman responded to questions from members of the audience. 

Mark Kleiman is professor of public policy at the University of California, Los Angeles, as well as director of the Drug Policy Analysis Program there. He is author of Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control and Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results. Previously Mr. Kleiman taught at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and at the University of Rochester. He has worked for the U.S. Department of Justice as director of policy and management analysis for the Criminal Division, for the City of Boston as deputy director for management of the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget, for Polaroid Corporation as special assistant to the chief executive officer, and on Capitol Hill as a legislative assistant to Congressman Les Aspin.  close

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Dec 6, 2009

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