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New Report: Increased Incarceration Had Limited Effect on Reducing Crime for Over Two Decades


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New Report: Increased Incarceration Had Limited Effect on Reducing Crime for Over Two Decades

NEW YORK - Since 1990, increased incarceration had a limited impact on reducing crime nationwide, concludes a new report from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. In What Caused the Crime Decline?, a team of economic and criminal justice researchers examine over 40 years of data, gathered from 50 states and the 50 largest cities. Among the report’s new findings:

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A limited effect on crime

But not on the bottom line of prison profitmongers