Criminal justice

Conservative Case for Civilian Review

Kim Hendrickson, The American (AEI Blog)

Promoting civilian review of police departments is in keeping with conservative values. Supporters, including CHQ chairman Richard Viguerie, Ralph Reed, Edwin Meese, and Newt Gingrich, urge a cost benefit analysis of crime and punishment programs and a more carefully defined view of criminal behavior.

A Conservative Case for Prison Reform

Conservatives known for being tough on crime should now be equally tough on failed, too-expensive criminal programs. They should demand more cost-effective approaches that enhance public safety and the well-being of all Americans.