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Right on Crime

June 19, 2013

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Richard Viguerie talks about Right on Crime

| June 19, 2013

In this video, conservative pioneer Richard Viguerie talks about why he is an active leader in the Right on Crime campaign....

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Grover Norquist talks about Right on Crime

| June 19, 2013

Watch our latest Right on Crime video. This one features Americans for Tax Reform's Grover Norquist talking about why he is a part of the Right on Crime campaign. Grover Norquist talks about Right on Crime...

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Signatory Grover Norquist on MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown

| April 30, 2013

Check out the video of Right on Crime signatory Grover Norquist on MSNBC's The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd. Mr. Norquist does a great job explaining why conservatives are supporting criminal justice reform, and gives a nice shout out to TPPF and Right on Crime!...

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Right on Crime

April 11, 2013

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Asa Hutchinson talks about Right on Crime

| April 11, 2013

Watch this interesting TV interview of Asa Hutchinson, a leading Right on Crime signatory. He discusses why conservatives are supporting innovative and effective criminal justice policies that reduce crime, costs and recidivism. The interview aired on Canadian television....

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Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli supports our principles

| March 18, 2013

At the annual CPAC gathering in Washington last week, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli sounded off on why the principles of the Right on Crime campaign are good public policy. Watch his speech by clicking here. As the blog ConservativeByte.com reported, "Conservatives should lead the campaign to changing the culture of corrections in ...

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Right on Crime

March 7, 2013

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Right on Crime minute video: Victim Conferencing

| March 7, 2013

Thanks to Will Franklin for putting together our latest Right on Crime minute video. This video shows the power of victim conferencing to restore victims, reduce recidivism and ensure that restitution is paid. Check out the video by clicking here:  RightOnCrimeVictimsConferencing...

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How Conservatives Think About Mass Incarceration

| January 21, 2013

This weekend, on Bloggingheads, economist Glenn Loury and political scientist Steven Teles had a conversation about Right On Crime and how conservatives think about mass incarceration: Professor Teles, who who co-authored this Washington Monthly article on the topic with David Dagan, says that conservatives are not exactly moderating th...

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Discussing Juvenile Justice with “Pure Politics” in Kentucky

| December 16, 2012

Last month, Right On Crime's Jeanette Moll traveled to Kentucky to present research on juvenile justice to stakeholders involved in reforming several aspects of the state juvenile system -- including how it handles status offenders. A task force in Kentucky is studying the issue, and it is looking for lessons from Texas's experience. While in Louis...

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U.S. Senate Hearing on the School-to-Prison Pipeline

| December 16, 2012

Earlier this week, the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights held a hearing on "Ending the School to Prison Pipeline." The Washington Post covered the hearing here. Click here to watch the hearing in full....

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Putting “Corrections” Back in State Jails

| December 13, 2012

My Right On Crime colleague Jeanette Moll has been receiving considerable attention throughout Texas for her recent publication, Putting “Corrections” Back in State Jails. The state jails were first conceived as a place to treat low-level offenders that would be more effective—and less expensive—than prison. Moll argues, however, that the s...

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IJ’s New Video on the Motel Caswell Case

| November 12, 2012

The Institute for Justice has posted a new video explaining the notorious Motel Caswell asset forfeiture case in Massachusetts. The case has been generating significant media attention, including an article in the Wall Street Journal and a George F. Will column in the Washington Post. Professor Ilya Somin has also written a bit about the case on...

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Priorities for the new ABA Criminal Justice Chair

| October 30, 2012

William N. Shepherd of Holland & Knight LLP in West Plam Beach, FL is the new chair of the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice section. Shepherd is also a former prosecutor. In his position, he has a platform to speak and be heard on whatever issue in criminal law strikes him as important. Interestingly, he is making overcriminalization...

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Right on Crime

October 29, 2012

Right On Crime at the State Policy Network Annual Meeting

| October 29, 2012

Right On Crime will be hosting two events at the State Policy Network’s Annual Meeting in November. The meeting will be at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, Florida, 32034. To attend either or both events, you must be registered to attend the State Policy Network Annual Meeting. Register here. Right On Crime ...

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The Extraordinary Size of the US Prison Population

| August 24, 2012

Learn Liberty’s latest video examines the U.S. prison population, which is estimated to be the largest among all developed nations. Daniel D’Amico, an Assistant Professor of Economics at Loyola University New Orleans, outlines the comparatively large degree of incarceration in the U.S., which may even be more extensive (as a total number and as...

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Have You Committed a Felony Today?

| December 5, 2011

On November 1, the Heritage Foundation and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers partnered to host a training for Capitol Hill staffers titled "Have You Committed a Felony Today?"  The training was presented by criminal defense attorneys Ross Garber and Timothy O'Toole. ...

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Testimony Before Select Committee of the California Assembly

| December 5, 2011

On November 17, I testified before the California Assembly's Select Committee on Delinquency Prevention and Youth Development.  The full two-hour hearing can be viewed here.  (My testimony ends at the 51 minute mark.)...

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The Federalist Society’s Panel Discussion on School Bullying Initiatives

| December 5, 2011

In recent years, school bullying initiatives have become a particularly controversial area of juvenile law. On November 10, 2011, at the Federalist Society's National Lawyers Convention in Washington, DC, five prominent scholars spoke about the issue in a provocative panel discussion moderated by Stuart Taylor, Jr. of National Journal: Hans Bade...

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Right on Crime

May 5, 2011

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Smart-On-Crime Legislatures

| May 5, 2011

This panel from the American Legislative Exchange Council's 2010 States and Nation Policy Summit features four national experts on overcriminalization: U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert, James Dunlop of Jones Day, Timothy O'Toole of Miller Chevalier, and Shana-Tara Regon of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. The panel is moderated ...

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Cutting Crime and Budgets: The National Movement

| May 5, 2011

This panel discussion from the American Legislative Exchange Council's 2010 States and Nation Policy Summit features three national experts on criminal justice reform: Adam Gelb of the Pew Center on the States, Pat Nolan of Prison Fellowship, and Marc Levin of Right on Crime. Cutting Crime and Budgets: The National Movement from American Legisla...

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Right on Crime

April 7, 2011

Asset Forfeiture Abuse in Georgia

| April 7, 2011

A new study from the Institute for Justice—Forfeiting Accountability—has found that local Georgia law enforcement agencies are turning civil forfeiture proceeds into slush funds, hidden from public view. While civil forfeiture laws allow law enforcement to seize property upon the suspicion that it has been used in a criminal activity, Georgia l...

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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.

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