Does being tough on crime actually deter crime?

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arstechnica.com—Crime is reduced while convicts are in prison but not after they're out.

Study suggests imprisonment does not deter future crime. A team of researchers from the University of California, the University of Michigan, Kaiser Permanente Colorado Institute for Health Research, the State University of New York and the University of Colorado School of Medicine has found evidence that incarcerating people who commit serious crimes does not prevent them from committing more crimes once they are released. In their paper published in the journal Nature Human Behavior, the researchers describe a study they conducted using statistics...