Excellent commentary on linked article and connected research from Crime & Consequences blog.

An excerpt.

David Muhlhausen, a Heritage Foundation research fellow for the Center for Data Analysis, has this article with the above title at U.S. News & World Report. He cites several of the studies noted on our deterrence page. The full list of citations and abstracts is here.

The anti side is trying to create the impression that the deterrence debate is over and they have won. They frequently cite a report by Nagin et al., funded in part by a government grant and published by a government agency, saying that the studies do not provide sufficient proof to base policy decisions.

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