Crime

Controlling Riots: A Sensible Role for a Well-Regulated Militia?

Since the ability to rapidly mobilize large numbers of trained law enforcement authorities is vital to stopping a riot, one solution is greater use of reserve law enforcement officers in an emergency.…

Crime and Punishment in America

Serious crime in the United States exploded during the 1960s and 1970s. It began to level off during the 1980s and has actually declined in the 1990s; however, the rate of serious crime remains three…

Me Too Crime Reform

The new Congress should decentralize decisions on crime. It can do so by repealing both the entire Clinton Crime Control Act of 1994 and the Brady Gun Control Law. Then it should repeal the federal ha…

Ten Facts About Crime

Is the public's mounting fear of crime justified? For the most part, the answer is yes. There are at least 10 things to know about crime in America today.

The Crime Bill That Deserves to Stay Dead

President Clinton has blamed the defeat of the crime bill on obstructionist Republicans and the National Rifle Association, and the Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives is threatening…

Death by Quota

Is death sentencing really racially discriminatory? Those who claim there is a pattern of discrimination are ignoring a host of studies that show otherwise.

The Phony War on Crime

The new crime bill is now in the hands of a congressional conference committee, which is resolving differences in the House and Senate versions. Despite some beneficial provisions, many are convince…

The Crime Bill

Responding to polls that show crime to be the number one concern of Americans, Congress is about to act. What is certain to emerge is a bill providing for spending between $15 billion and $22 billion…