When petty crimes are committed in New York, it’s usually in the offender’s own backyard. Yet those who are most impacted—commonly residents and workers of high-crime neighborhoods—have virtually no role in determining the punishments, even though they have the most at stake to keep offenders from breaking the law again.

This disconnected feeling extends to offenders, who are often not deterred by traditional responses to low-level crimes because overburdened courts can seem bureaucratic and indifferent as they hand out damaging criminal records for minor offenses.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]