Thursday, January 05, 2006

Crime and Punishment

I have twice updated "More Punishment Means Less Crime" (scroll down to the updates). The new material reinforces my conclusion that incarceration is the key to controlling violent crime. As I said at the end of the original post,
[i]ncarceration follows from prosecution, which follows from investigation. I therefore stand by my earlier conclusion that "incarceration and spending on the criminal justice system . . . . are the public-policy weapons of choice" when it comes to fighting crime.