Guest Column: Leniency in sentencing is trending, but will it help or hurt?
One of the few nice things about growing old is historical perspective. It’s one thing to read about history. It’s another to live through it.
I vividly remember the skyrocketing crime of the early 1990s and the huge debate about how to battle it.
It was the high-point of the domination of mass mainstream media. The verdict of the mass media was clear: Incarceration would not reduce crime. Only education and rehabilitation could lower crime rates.