Conversations on Urbanization: Mark Kleiman & Paul Romer

October 6, 2014

HOW TO HAVE LESS CRIME AND LESS PUNISHMENT

October 9, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Kaufan Management Center Cantor Boardroom (11th Floor) 44 W. 4th St. New York, NY 10012

Mark Kleiman and Paul Romer will discuss crime and punishment in the United States.

The United States has about four times the homicide rate, and about six times the incarceration rate, of Canada or Western Europe. Both problems are concentrated in cities, and among the socially and economically disadvantaged. Crime is down dramatically over the past two decades, but the prison headcount remains at near-record levels. What is to be done?

Read Mark Kleiman’s essay, Thinking About Punishment: James Q. Wilson and Mass Incarceration, part of the Marron Institute’s working paper series, and Paul Romer’s blog post about the paper, The Great Crime Wave & the Tragedy of Mass Incarceration.