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6 December 1999

Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON — Three decades after a landmark study found crime and poverty tearing away at the nation's fabric, a sobering update released Sunday concludes that America has moved backward in fighting these ills and remains "a society in deep trouble" because of misguided policies. The widely publicized decline in crime rates during the 1990s has stemmed primarily from unusually high levels of prosperity, the report said, and masks what it called society's failure to... (

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