Document Type

Editorial

Publication Date

12-15-2015

Abstract

This op-ed piece argues that because the criminal justice system's loss of moral credibility contributes to increased criminality and because blacks are disproportionately the victims of crimes, especially violent crimes, the most valuable contribution that the Black Lives Matter movement can make is not to tear down the system’s reputation but rather to propose and support reforms that will build it up, thereby improving its crime-control effectiveness and reducing black victimization.

Keywords

Black Lives Matter, police misconduct, violent crime, murder, homicide, criminal justice reform, African-Americans

Publication Citation

Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec. 15, 2015, p.A14

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