Al Capone, the Sword of Damocles, and the Police–Corrections Budget Ratio

@article{Sherman2011AlCT,
  title={Al Capone, the Sword of Damocles, and the Police–Corrections Budget Ratio},
  author={Lawrence W. Sherman},
  journal={Criminology and public policy},
  year={2011},
  volume={10},
  pages={195-206}
}
  • L. Sherman
  • Published 1 February 2011
  • Law
  • Criminology and public policy
1. A public discussion of the present 1:1 ratio of spending on prisons and policing, unknown throughout U.S. history or in other modern nations. 2. A crime harm index (CHI) forecast at the point of arrest that would increase the number of “Al Capone” prosecutions of dangerous people for provable crimes, no matter how minor. 3. A “Sword of Damocles” approach to offender management for low-CHI forecast offenders who could be diverted from the path to prison at the point of arrest or prosecution. 
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