Smart on Crime
  • Author : Kamala D. Harris
  • Release Date : 01 July 2010
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Genre : Law
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 13 : 9780811876193
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Book Description: The old approaches to fighting crime just aren't working. Two thirds of people released from prison commit anothercrime within two years. In Smart on Crime, career prosecutor Kamala D. Harris shatters the old distinctions, rooted in false choices and myths, and offers a compelling argument for how to make the criminal justice system truly, not just rhetorically, tough. Harris spells out the necessary shifts that will increase public safety, reduce costs, and strengthen our communities when our politicians and law enforcement officials learn how to become tough and smart on crime.

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