State of Arkansas secondary Archives: on Crime


Nathan LaFrance: Stricter punishment reduces crime

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Stricter punishment reduces crime"?

A: Support

Source: Email interview on 2014 AR Senate race with OnTheIssues Sep 24, 2014

Mark Swaney: For most types of crime, we are over-punishing people

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Stricter punishment reduces crime"?

A: Stricter punishment may reduce certain crimes which are either not punished at all, or are very lightly punished, such as white collar crime, however, in most types of crime, we are already over-punishing people.

Source: E-mail interview on 2014 AR Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Aug 20, 2014

Frank Gilbert: Crimes of passion are not deterred by sentencing

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Stricter punishment reduces crime"?

A: Oppose. Crimes of passion are not deterred by sentencing. In economic "crimes," like prohibition, it only raises prices.

Source: Email interview for 2014 AR Governor's race with OnTheIssues Aug 6, 2014

Mike Huckabee: Build more prisons, and privatize their management

Source: 2002 AR Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2002

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