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Criminologist Walter Dickey on Alternatives to Prison

Dickey is the author of the report What Every Policy Maker Should Know About Imprisonment and the Crime Rate. Professor Dickey of the University of Wisconsin Law School, has a new way of viewing crime in our society. Based on his recent report issued by the Campaign for an Effective Crime Policy, he and officials have concluded that incarceration has little effect on crime rates. They believe that there are number of factors which limit the impact of prison on crime.

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Other segments from the episode on May 22, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 22: 1995: Interview with Walter Dickey; Interview with Richard Pryor; Review of the album "The First Recordings of the Boston Symphony Orchestra."

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