The conservative approach to criminal justice:
fighting crime, supporting victims, and protecting taxpayers.


ROC signatory George Kelling’s “broken windows” policy implemented in Detroit

| July 29, 2013

The new "broken windows" policing policy in Detroit, developed in partnership with the Manhattan Institute, has demonstrated a double-digit reduction in crime in the first twelve months. "In the 1980s, George Kelling, along with the late James Q. Wilson, developed an innovative order maintenance policy that came be to be known as "broken windows...

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Right on Crime

May 22, 2013

New infographic shows Oregon needs reform

| May 22, 2013

Please take a moment to watch this new infographic from Right on Crime. The data clearly shows that Oregon needs sentencing reform to keep criminal justice costs down and reduce crime....

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New Cascade Policy Institute paper on criminal justice reform in Oregon

| April 3, 2013

Check out the brand new paper released by the Cascade Policy Institute in Oregon. It's entitled, "Protecting Public Safety and Reducing Correctional Costs in Oregon." Here is an excerpt: It is also the case that effective law enforcement strategies deter crime, and sensible approaches to community corrections may reduce recidivism. For these ...

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Right on Crime

March 21, 2013

Texas Prisons from 1845 to 2011

| March 21, 2013

Check out this great graphic on the number of Texas prisons from 1845 - 2011. ...

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Conservative Leaders Support Right on Crime

Find out why conservative leaders like Newt Gingrich, Ed Meese, Grover Norquist, Rick Perry, Jeb Bush, Ralph Reed, Ken Cuccinelli, and many others have signed the Right on Crime Statement of Principles.

What Conservatives Are Saying About Criminal Justice Reform & Right on Crime

Learn why criminal justice reform is on the minds of prominent conservatives, elected officials and potential presidential candidates.


Right on Crime is a national campaign to promote successful, conservative solutions on American criminal justice policy—reforming the system to ensure public safety, shrink government, and save taxpayers money. By sharing research and policy ideas and mobilizing strong conservative voices, we work to raise awareness of the growing support for effective reforms within the conservative movement. We are transforming the debate on criminal justice in America.