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When Brute Force Fails

January 26, 2010 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A Program of The Writers Bloc L.A. “When Brute Force Fails” with Mark A.R. Kleiman, UCLA Professor of Public Policy; and Gov. Michael Dukakis, UCLA Professor of Public Policy Tuesday, January 26, 7:30 p.m. Temple Emanuel, 300 N. Clark Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90048 THE QUESTION OF HOW TO BRING DOWN CRIME RATES has been confounding politicians, police and leaders ever since there has been police—or government. For decades, crime has been a hot-button issue for anyone running for office, on local, state or national levels. Mark Kleiman’s new book, When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment, looks at how, when and why crime exploded in American cities, and proposes solutions that will slice the crime rate and reduce the prison population. When one in every hundred American men are incarcerated, perhaps it’s time we listen. ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Professor Mark A.R. Kleiman of the Department of Public Policy, is a respected and admired blogger (The Reality-Based Community, at www.samefacts.com) on everything from sports to crime. His latest book, When Brute Force Fails (Princeton) is one “Books of the Year” selected by The Economist. Governor Michael Dukakis served as Governor of Massachusetts from 1975 to 1979, and from 1983 to 1991. He was the Democratic candidate for President of the United States in 1988, during which crime and punishment were critical issues in the election campaign. TICKETS/RESERVATIONS: $20 general admission; free admission for School of Public Affairs students and faculty. Register for this event at writersblocpresents.com


January 26, 2010
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Room 4371 Public Affairs Building
337 Charles E Young Dr East
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States