What Are The Democratic and Republican Platforms on Criminal Justice Policy?
Date:  09-10-2012

What is omitted is as important as what is included
Criminal justice is a hot topic in the up-coming presidential election. While both sides seek to increase public safety, and there seems to be a meeting-of-minds on alternatives to incarceration for first-time, non-violent offenders, the issue of harsh sentences seems to have been overlooked by both parties.

2012 Party Platforms on Criminal Justice Policy, issued by The Sentencing Project is intriguing not only for what the Democratic and Republican Party Platforms contain, but also for what has been omitted.

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