William Stuntz died in 2011, before this book could be published. Since then, the high rates of incarceration & crime for which he indicts our criminal justice policy continued to decline (there was a brief uptick attributed to “the Ferguson effect”, but it’s gone back down since then). Many of the fundamental defects he points to remain though, and as with Mark Kleiman’s “When Brute Force Fails” it suggests that we could have much less of both. (more…)