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David Anderson

David C. Anderson

is author of

Sensible Justice: Alternatives to Prison

and

Crimeand the Politics of Hysteria: How the Willie Horton Story ChangedAmerican Justice

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Even after Littleton, gun control advocates have been stymied in Congress, where the lobbying presence of the NRA is just too strong. But litigation against gun manufacturers, borrowed from the playbook of the anti-tobacco crusaders, may prove the real route to gun control. Read more

Law and Justice

Where is the line between effective crime control and violation of civil liberties?  Read more

Law and Justice

For nearly a century, childhood has been a mitigating condition in the eyes of the criminal law. Now that legislators want to try more children as adults, we need to be careful about throwing the baby out with the jail key. Read more

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