Featured PUP Blogging Author, Mark A. R. Kleiman

To learn more about an author, there is no better way than to check out their blog.  Our featured PUP blogging author today is Mark A. R. Kleiman, author of When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment.  Get to know the blogger, the blog and his books.

Mark A. R. Kleiman is professor of public policy at the University of California, Los Angeles and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis.  He teaches methods of policy analysis, political philosophy, and drug abuse and crime control policy.

You can find Mark Kleiman blogging at The Reality-Based Community Blog:
www.samefacts.com

Available Now in Paperback – One of Economist’s Best Books of 2009:
When Brute Force Fails:
How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment

By Mark A. R. Kleiman

Since the crime explosion of the 1960s, the prison population in the United States has multiplied fivefold, to one prisoner for every hundred adults–a rate unprecedented in American history and unmatched anywhere in the world. Even as the prisoner head count continues to rise, crime has stopped falling, and poor people and minorities still bear the brunt of both crime and punishment. When Brute Force Fails explains how we got into the current trap and how we can get out of it: to cut both crime and the prison population in half within a decade.

Read the introduction online at:
http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/i9018.pdf