Letters: Apr. 13, 1981

To the Editors:

Your article "The Curse of Violent Crime" [March 23] is a blueprint for hard decisions by officials and citizens.

Ordinary people have lost faith and patience in the criminal justice process.

Victims have moved from fear to hate.

Unreconstructed criminals have started to rehabilitate society in their image on release. As for setting up more task forces —humbug!

R. Joseph Novogrod, Director

Criminal Justice Department

Long Island University

New York City

The solution to violent crime is to sentence those convicted of murder to death. If the penalty is carried out within two weeks, it will create more space in penitentiaries and serve notice to all: You...

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