Mark Kleiman is Professor Emeritus of Public Policy in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and is now at NYU.
Mr. Kleiman is the author of Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control; of Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results; and of When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment, listed by The Economist as one of the "Books of the Year" for 2009. Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (co-authored with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) was published in July 2011 by Oxford University Press. He edits the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis.
In addition to his academic work, Mr. Kleiman provides advice to local, state, and national governments on crime control and drug policy. Before he came to UCLA in 1995, he taught at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and at the University of Rochester. Outside of academia, he has worked for the U.S. Department of Justice (as Director of Policy and Management Analysis for the Criminal Division), for the City of Boston (as Deputy Director for Management of the Mayor's Office of Management and Budget), for Polaroid Corporation (as Special Assistant to the CEO, Edwin Land), and on Capitol Hill (as a legislative assistant to Congressman Les Aspin). He graduated from Haverford College (magna cum laude, majoring in political science, philosophy, and economics) and did his graduate work (M.P.P. and Ph.D.) at the Kennedy School.
Mr. Kleiman blogs at The Reality-Based Community, at samefacts.org