Jeff Sessions’s American Crime Story


John Pfaff was quoted in a New Republic article about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ op-ed that celebrated a decline in the nation’s crime rates and credited the Trump administration for the drop.

John Pfaff, a Fordham University law professor who studies crime and prison statistics, says that Sessions is overstating the federal government’s role in the equation. “Federal officials want to feel like the decisions they’re making are playing a big role in fighting crime,” he explained. “The fact is, their overall impact is generally not that large.”

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