August 5, 2015 –- Professor Sharon Dolovich was cited in a New York Times article regarding a recent push in Congress for criminal justice reforms.
“In the middle of the century, the United States was on par with other Western nations with incarceration rates hovering roughly around 170 people per 100,000,” said Sharon Dolovich, a law professor and sentencing expert at the University of California, Los Angeles.
“The current conversation was prompted by a realization that incarceration is very high and the return on investment is very low,” Professor Dolovich said.
“With that realization has come a shift that has gone from a financial imperative to a moral imperative. But it seems like there is a danger that all of this seeming interest around the need for criminal justice reform may not actually end up touching the most vital aspects of the problem.”
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