Rethinking social policy based on the evidence
If we know that only a small percentage of offenders account for 60-80 per cent of all criminal offences then identifying these offenders and targeting them could take a huge bite out of crime.
For both Liberals and Conservatives, the crime problem would be a lot more focused. Liberals who focus on rehabilitation programs could target that 20 per cent with treatment programs. For Conservatives, all they would have to do is incapacitate that 20 per cent to have a huge reduction in crime, writes Darryl Davies. The Hill Times photograph by Mark Burgess