Reducing gun violence with minimum mandatory sentences

Reducing gun violence with minimum mandatory sentences
Reducing gun violence with minimum mandatory sentences

Reducing gun violence with minimum mandatory sentences

For the last few months Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his police superintendent have mounted a hard sell for mandatory minimum sentences. Emanuel says that would help reduce gun violence in Chicago. That’s something we all want, but the research is pretty clear: mandatory minimums won’t help. As part of our series Front and Center: Flashpoint, WBEZ’s Robert Wildeboer explains what the research tells us. Photo: Flickr/Gideon Tsang