A Call To Run Social Services Outside the Justice System

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Social-service programs should be run outside the criminal-justice system, law Prof. James Forman, Jr. of Yale University writes in The Nation, reviewing Harvard historian Elizabeth Hinton's book, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime. Hinton meticulously documents the opposite trend, Forman says, "detailing how robust funding for criminal-justice agencies, combined with meager support for social services, forced providers to become affiliated . . .

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