Wednesday, November 6, 2013

New Publication from the Sentencing Project: Ending Mass Incarceration: Social Interventions That Work

Mass incarceration has resulted from a great imbalance in our national approach to public safety, one that relies far too heavily on the criminal justice system. This has produced excessive levels of punishment and a diversion of resources from investments that could strengthen the capacity of families and communities to address the circumstances that contribute to crime.

Research has demonstrated that many social interventions are more cost-effective in producing better public safety outcomes than expanded incarceration. This policy brief discusses various interventions in early childhood education, juvenile justice, and community investment that have been demonstrated to be effective in reducing crime.

Read the full brief here.