Steve Smith talks California’s decade of decriminalization and his new study on the Sunrise FM Podcast

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The sudden reemergence of widespread crime – from petty to violent – has Californians of all stripes worried. For Steve Smith of the Pacific Research Institute, the genesis of this slide into crime begin with a trio of policies aimed at early release of prisoners and decriminalization of key laws.

He speaks with Daniel Gligich on his recent study, ‘Paradise Lost: Crime in the Golden State 2011-2021’ and the implications of a decade of reform on the Golden State.

Click to listen to the full podcast at the San Joaquin Valley Sun.

Nothing contained in this blog is to be construed as necessarily reflecting the views of the Pacific Research Institute or as an attempt to thwart or aid the passage of any legislation.

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