Crime and Community

Beyond the specific provisions of the new federal crime bill is a set of broad assumptions—ideas about the strategies the police should employ not just to arrest criminals but also to prevent crime, and about sentencing and incarceration and how effectively they deter, incapacitate, or punish offenders. In this article, the first of two, the author reports on the debate among lawenforcement professionals over community policing, the federalization of crime, and the future of gun control