Mandatory minimums a topic of debate for criminologists

Mandatory minimums a topic of debate for criminologists
Mandatory minimums a topic of debate for criminologists

Mandatory minimums a topic of debate for criminologists

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing for state lawmakers to enact mandatory minimum sentences for illegal possession and use of firearms. Emanuel says it’s a sound crime-fighting strategy. But WBEZ’s Rob Wildeboer has found some experts and statistics tell a different story. We unpack the stats with Wildeboer and Chicago Sun-Times reporter Frank Main. (Photo: Flickr/derekskey)