How much of an influence
Legislators are motivated by political concerns. They want to be re-elected, so their votes are often motivated by what seems to be politically popular rather than what is effective public policy. But what is politically popular, especially regarding crime, is often not the most effective policy when it comes to controlling crime and making society safer. In hindsight, after the public furor has died down over a given issue, we all come to realize that maybe a more thoughtful approach would have been more effective.
How much of an influence do you believe politics should have on crime control policies? Are there any crime control policies in effect today that you believe were made in haste and not well considered?
Please respond to two of your classmates posts.