Monday, Dec 1
Linda Waite, Health & Well-Being of Adults over 60
a PSC In The News reference
"New law cracks down on Michigan shoplifters" - NPR - Michigan Radio. 09/25/2013.
Jeff Morenoff talks about the high costs of imprisonment as a crime deterrent, in general, and the downside of a new Michigan law that treats some kinds of shoplifting as a felony punishable by prison time. To bring down the crime rate, Morenoff says, money invested in incarceration would be better spent for improved policing, early life programs for kids, social-cognitive skill development for offenders, and even probation sentences with vigilant monitoring and very swift prison time for any violation.