What do you get when you mix 17 parts defective welfare system, 23 parts broken justice system, and 2 parts racism? Answer: Mass incarceration of African Americans, millions of civil liberties violations, and the occasional riot.
Oops! I forgot to announce it on this What’s New blog: I have started a new series on the main site on criminal justice. Besides the first page of the series, I now have one on the economics of crime, and one on criminal psychology; i.e., I go a bit beyond economics in modeling criminal behavior. […]