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Less Prison, More Police, Less Crime: How Criminology Can Save the States from Bankruptcy

Event Dates
April 21, 2010, 12:00 am EDT
Event Duration
49:49
Location
Online

Professor Lawrence Sherman explains how policing can prevent far more crimes than prison per dollar spent. His analysis of the cost-effectiveness of prison compared to policing suggests that states can cut their total budgets for justice and reduce crime by reallocating their spending on crime: less prison, more police.

Series
Research for the Real World
Event Type
Seminar
Event Option(s)
Online, On demand
Host(s)
National Institute of Justice
Presenter(s)
Lawrence Sherman, Ph.D.
Affiliation
University of Pennsylvania
Registration Status
Not Required
Eligibility
Free and open to all
Date Created: May 7, 2013