Scott Burns

National District Attorneys Association

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Executive Director of the National District Attorneys Association

Scott Burns on KCRW

After 30 years of being "tough on crime," the US -- with 5% of the world's population -- has 25% of its prisoners, and that's very expensive. Now the crime rate is way down.

What's Happened to America's 'Crackdown on Crime?'

After 30 years of being "tough on crime," the US -- with 5% of the world's population -- has 25% of its prisoners, and that's very expensive. Now the crime rate is way down.

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The Sixth Amendment guarantees a fair trial to every American accused of a crime. But trials are no longer the basis of the criminal justice system.

Why Do Innocent People Plead Guilty?

The Sixth Amendment guarantees a fair trial to every American accused of a crime. But trials are no longer the basis of the criminal justice system.

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