Crime and Punishment in Albuquerque

Crime and punishment continue to dominate our politics. Crime was the #1 issue in Albuquerque’s recent mayoral election and was again a top issue at this year’s Legislative Session. Punishment is the #1 Answer, namely more police and prosecutors. But, are police and prosecutor understaffing really the reason for Albuquerque’s dramatic increase in crime?

Host Stephen Spitz will put this question to two national experts on crime, UNM professors Maria Velez and Christopher Lyons who are presently engaged in a nation-wide study of this issue.

Produced with assistance of Marshall Broyles and Lynn Schibeci.

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