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Treating the Infectious Disease of Violent Crime

September 18, 2015
With homicides surging in some big cities, it's tempting to go back to locking up more people. But there's a better way.

“Residents of the communities that experience violent crime want it to stop, and there are better ways to make that happen than simply re-filling our prisons,” writes Nicole Porter, Director of Advocacy at The Sentencing Project in a commentary in Governing.

 “In the long term, approaches to do so include early childhood education, targeted employment initiatives and therapeutic health interventions. But to respond to immediate concerns, we need to address the interpersonal conflicts that often trigger these events.”

Read the full piece on Governing.

 
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