Ma. Report Cites Ineffective Anticrime Programs

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Many tough-on-crime fads–from neighborhood watch to Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE)–are ineffective, says a new Massachusetts reprot that recommends ditching the politically popular programs, says the Boston Herald. Despite fanfare, there is no crime prevention value to gun buybacks, summer jobs for at-risk youth, or correctional boot camps, says the report by the Governor’s Commission
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