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Criminal Justice Policy

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Criminal Justice Policy research is conducted by Professor Michael Tonry and Robina Fellow Alessandro Corda. This research and scholarship responds to the growing consensus that America’s criminal justice policies are too expensive, ineffective, and often inhumane. The time is right to rethink responses to crime.  The research in Criminal Justice Policy aims to contribute to a major rethinking and restructuring of the American criminal justice system, with particular emphasis on reform of sentencing policies and practices that have given the United States the highest imprisonment rate in the world (730 per 100,000 population, compared with an average of 100 in other developed Western countries). 

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