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Criminal Justice Reform
Punishment with a Point: How to Use the Traffic Code to Improve Misdemeanor Justice

The criminal justice system imprisons far too many people for petty misdemeanors. A points-based system, not unlike the one built into our traffic code, could change that.

Published on: April 19, 2019
Lars Trautman is a senior fellow of Criminal Justice and Civil Liberties at the R Street Institute and a former Assistant District Attorney.
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