New Directions for Reduction and Prevention
Posted: Mon. February 2, 2015
Tuesday, December 3, 1996
Co-sponsored by the Independent Institute and Koch Crime Commission University Theater, Garvey Fine Arts Center Washburn University, Topeka, KS Moderator: Arthur R. Miller, Professor of Law, Harvard University Participants: Bruce L. Benson, Professor of Economics, Florida State University; Senior Fellow, The Independent Institute Erika Holzer, bestselling author of book and major motion picture, Eye for an Eye Wendy Kaminer, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic Monthly William I. Koch, Chairman, Koch Crime Commission Alan J. Lizotte, Director, Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Center, University at Albany David B. Sentelle, Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit David J. Theroux, Founder and President, The Independent Institute Richard L. Thornburgh, former U.S. Attorney General Hubert Williams, President, Police Foundation Marvin E. Wolfgang, Director, Sellin Center for Studies in Criminology, University of Pennsylvania James R. Wyrsch, President, Wyrsch Hobbs Mirakian & Lee, P.C. Violent crime continues to be a major social and economic problem in the United States and around the world. This important debate, held before an audience of 1,000 at Washburn University, features a panel of experts from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, including criminal justice officials, business and civic leaders, scholars, and best-selling authors. In a lively and challenging exchange of ideas, the program addresses why the criminal justice system has become increasingly bureaucratized and politicized, ever less responsive and ever more costly. Topics include victims rights, crime and incarceration rates, restitution, civil liberties, illicit drugs, guns, racism, policing, privatization, and sentencing. Co-sponsored by The Independent Institute and Koch Crime Commission, this program was distributed by Central Educational Network and appeared on the Public Broadcasting System.