Tag: Crime

Getting Real on the 1994 Crime Bill

There’s been a lot of loose talk about the 1994 Crime Bill recently, especially in the Democratic primary. As the recriminations go back and forth, it’s important to remember that the Crime Bill was a massive piece of legislation that…

Hyping the Crime Rate

Over at Think Progress, Aviva Shen takes a deep look at how police departments report the crime rate. As should be obvious, in the normal course of things, the incentives are all skewed toward underreporting crime so that the commissioner,…