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Teichman posits that this creates an "arms race" (9) that is partially responsible for the harshening of sentences in recent years.
at 1835 (referring to the "inefficient harshening of [the criminal justice] system caused by jurisdictional competition") (emphasis added).
coordination among states will mitigate the harshening he identifies and
fails to acknowledge, including the very harshening of criminal justice
18) If criminals are completely immobile, but capital is mobile and tends to shift to jurisdictions in which the crime rate is lower, (19) then the competition for capital investments will drive the harshening of the criminal justice system.
The trends documented in these two cases stand in opposition to the claim of a general harshening in American criminal justice.
The systematic harshening of the American criminal justice system