Tag:crime

  • Study Suggests Voucher Students Less Likely To Commit Crimes

    A new study from the University of Arkansas finds that crime rates among students in private school voucher programs are lower than those among students who attend traditional public schools. The research,  conducted by doctoral student Corey DeAngelis and professor Patrick Wolf, scrutinizes the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program — the…

  • Friday Interview: List of N.C. Crimes Too Large

    RALEIGH — Most of us consider ourselves to be law-abiding citizens, but can we really be sure we aren’t breaking some law — somewhere, sometime — during our normal daily activities? Director Jim Copland and deputy director Isaac Gorodetski of the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Legal Policy offer information designed…

  • VIDEO: Overcriminalization Creates Problems for N.C.

    RALEIGH — North Carolina’s criminal code is 55 percent larger than Virginia’s and 38 percent larger than South Carolina’s, and the Tar Heel State has created nearly three dozen new crimes each year over the past six years. A Manhattan Institute scholar detailed harmful impacts of overcriminalization during a speech…

  • Manhattan Institute’s James Copland discusses overcriminalizing N.C.

    James Copland, senior fellow and director of the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Legal Policy, discusses key findings from the MI report “Overcriminalizing the Old North State.” Copland offered these comments during an April 20, 2015, speech for the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. To watch full-length presentations of JLF events,…