Over the past forty years, the criminal justice system in the
United States has engaged in a very expensive policy failure,
attempting to punish its way to public safety, with dismal
results. So-called "tough on crime" policies have not only failed
to effectively reduce crime, recidivism, and victimization but
also created an incredibly inefficient system that routinely
fails the public, taxpayers, crime victims, criminal offenders,... more...