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November 17, 2005

New report on incarceration and crime

Via e-mail, I received notice of this interesting new report from The Sentencing Project, entitled Incarceration and Crime: A Complex Relationship.  The e-mail states that the report "challenges the widely held misperception that the decline in crime rates since the 1990s resulted from an increasing reliance upon incarceration," and that the report "provides a comprehensive analysis of research conducted on the relationship between incarceration and crime, and concludes that assertions of prison's impact on criminal offending have been overstated."

The e-mail also states that main "findings of the report include":

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