Homicide Charges Against Parolees Unlikely To Trigger Tough-On-Crime Backlash, Criminologist Says Trigger Tough-On-Crime Backlash, Criminologist Says

Posted on 8/22/2019 10:45:06 AM

“Despite Blackwell's concerns, Daniel Lee, a criminology and criminal justice professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, cautioned against jumping to conclusions. Lee said it’s important to examine the circumstances that led to the six alleged homicides. “We really don’t understand anything about the context of what has happened in those individual events," said Lee, "what happened while those individuals were incarcerated, or what happened after they were released in terms of supervision, care, and coordination of different services that might exist in their communities.””

—“Homicide Charges Against Parolees Unlikely To Trigger Tough-On-Crime Backlash, Criminologist Says,”
WESA NPR radio (Pittsburgh), August 22, 2019