We had a nice discussion last night, I thought. Thanks to Linda for doing the research and walking us through the issue. By way of follow-up, here are two things.
- We’ve had two other recent discussions of crime issues. Here are the “Monday’s Mtg” post for each. Among the many good links in the first post is to a book on the ABCs of criminal justice reform that I was alluding to all last night. His name is Mark Kleiman, and I read his criminal justice-oriented website (actually, it’s a group blog written by a dozen crime and health policy experts) all the time. One of them, Keith Humphries, contributed to the comment thread on another issue, our discussion of marijuana legalization.
- Also, here is a quickie description of the amazing idea that our crime waves were caused directly by lower IQ and other brain damage from widespread post-War use of lead in gasoline (note: NOT lead paint, as I stated at the meeting).