The existence of significant procedural delays in trials and sentencing may [reduce the perceived costs of crime], pushing the eventual punishment further into the discounting window.
Instead it suggests that:
- Reduce short sentences in brutalising prisons in favour of greater use of suspended sentence or punishments akin to UK community orders,
- Longer jail terms for repeat offenders to remove them from circulation "incapacitation," and place an emphasis on humane treatment within prison environments.
- Visible policing and and contact with communities as a central point of practice.
- Street lamps