Crime victims overwhelmingly believe justice system relies too heavily on incarceration

A new report, Crime Survivors Speak: The First-Ever National Survey of Victim’s Views on Safety and Justice, reveals that victims of violent crimes overwhelmingly believe incarceration plays too large a role in the justice system.

The report from the Alliance for Safety and Justice builds on the first-of-its-kind National Survey for Victims Views, which reveals that the opinions and desires of victims of crime are often out of line with media portrayals. Notably, crime victims by a margin of three-to-one believe that prison is more likely to make people commit further crimes rather than rehabilitate them.

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