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Myth of Overpunishment–Criminologist Barry Latzer on Anchoring Truths Podcast

by James Wilson Institute on January 14, 2023

Join Anchoring Truths Podcast host & JWI Deputy Director Garrett Snedeker and criminologist Barry Latzer for an in-depth look at Latzer’s new book, The Myth of Overpunishment, arguing provocatively that America underincarcerates. Latzer also details his proposal for reducing the cost of incarceration as well as the overall prison population: e-carceration.

Prof. Latzer is an emeritus professor of criminal justice at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He has served as an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn.

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