Lax Criminal Policy Should Not Always Lower Crime

As this article in the Federalist explains, lax, i.e. progressive polices do not always lead to a lower crime rate.

Waukesha DA ‘Guaranteed’ His Soft Policies Would Kill Someone Someday (

This isn’t to say that rehabilitative justice does not reduce crime, those criminals still stay in jail, they just don’t suffer under a punitive regime (which leads to recividism). But the blind release of criminals back onto the streets will increase crime. So, perhaps there should be some balance done in this regard.

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It already does. There are two ‘Crime’ values linked to ‘Prison Regime’, on of which grows as regime is reduced.

Ohhhhhhh I see.

I checked, one of them does not grow, they both are negative, when prison policy is most lax.