Audio: How NYC Ended Drug Violence Without Mega-Imprisonment

This week, UC Berkeley’s excellent audio series called The Criminal Justice Conversations Podcast features Boalt Law School Professor Frank Zimring talking about New York’s historic 80 percent drop in crime and how it was accomplished. Zimring says: “The thing that is being missed about the lessons from New York City is that the two largest assumptions that have been driving crime policy in this country are probably the wrong way to go about things.”

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