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Education - A Key to Lowering Incarceration Rates?
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In this report from the Justice Policy Institute, researchers summarize "recent findings on what is known about educational attainment as it relates to crime trends and public safety."  Studies cited include a paper published in the American Economic Review, and the Alliance for Excellent Education's 2006 report, Saving Futures, Saving Dollars: The Impact of Education on Crime Reduction and Earnings.  Among findings noted is that "a 5 percent increase in male high school graduation rates would produce an annual savings of almost $5 billion in crime-related expenses."




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