Mark Kleiman’s “When Brute Force Fails” Continues the Discussion on Crime and Punishment

Though originally published in October of last year, Mark A.R. Kleiman’s book WHEN BRUTE FORCE FAILS: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment continues to be an integral part of the ongoing discussion of how best to deal with crime in America. The book was recently reviewed in Forbes by Sudhir Venkatesh, along with Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow,” with an emphasis on race relations in criminal justice policy. David von Drehle at TIME Magazine discussed Kleiman’s book with regard to America’s falling crime rates, and the reason for them. The conversation continues… and hopefully policy makers will use Kleiman’s methods, which propose that we can, in fact, reduce crime and the prison population by half in ten years.