Minimizing Harm: A New Crime Policy for Modern America

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to roll back, modify, or end the policy. In the meantime, a new intellectual consensus on crime policy, if one can be fashioned and articulated broadly, may help to persuade the voters and elected leaders to change their preferences. But let us never forget that in a free democratic society the people are sovereign. They have the right to be wrong.


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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Tables and Figures vii
  • Preface and Acknowledgments ix
  • 1 - Introduction: Minimizing Harm as a Solution to the Crime Policy Conundrum 1
  • References 32
  • 2 - Public Attitudes Toward Crime 35
  • References 57
  • References 61
  • Notes 66
  • 3 - Prevention 67
  • References 86
  • References 112
  • 4 - Alternative Sanctions 115
  • References 147
  • References 163
  • Notes 169
  • 5 - Drug Policy 171
  • References 195
  • Notes 207
  • References 208
  • About the Editor and Contributors 209
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