NCPA to Release Annual Crime and Punishment in America Report

Washington, D.C. (October 15, 1999) -- Declaring that the nation's crime rate has reached a 25-year low for a reason, Dr. Morgan Reynolds, director of the Criminal Justice Center at the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) will release the fourth annual edition of Crime and Punishment in America at a news conference Monday, Oct. 18, at the National Press Club.

Crime and Punishment in America: 1999 shows that the downward trend in the U.S. crime rate begun in the 1980s is continuing because the likelihood of going to prison and staying there has continued to increase.

WHO: Dr. Morgan Reynolds, Director, Criminal Justice Center, National Center For Policy Analysis

WHAT: Press Conference To Release "Crime And Punishment In America: 1999"

WHEN: Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, 9:30 AM EDT

WHERE: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 529 14th street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Dr. Reynolds is a professor of economics at Texas A&M University. He has published more than 50 articles in academic journals and authored five books including Crime by Choice (1985) and Economics of Labor (1995), and edited W.H. Hutt: An Economist for the Long Run (1986). His recent NCPA works include Does Punishment Deter Crime, Factories Behind Bars, Crime and Punishment in America: 1998 Update and Using the Private Sector to Deter Crime.

Dr. Reynolds' opinion pieces and ideas have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, The Washington Post, The New York Times, National Journal, Investor's Business Daily, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News and other papers across the country. He has appeared on the NBC Nightly News, FOX News Channel and C-SPAN.