Controversial economist John Lott has released a new book titled "Freedomnomics," apparently a takeoff on Steven Levitt's "Freakonomics." The Amazon page is here. All the press on the book so far seems to be from conservative media sources.
Catherine Herridge of Fox News has an interview with Lott here (halfway down), focusing on his criticisms of a report by the Police Executive Research Foundation. Lott says PERF engaged in data "cherry picking" to produce misleadingly high crime numbers.
Then there is this column by Ann Coulter. Even taking Ms. Coulter with the requisite grain of salt, it appears there are some crime-related nuggets in the book. Perhaps the real reason that Democrats are so enthused about giving felons the right to vote is not a high-minded concern for the disparate impact of disenfranchisement laws, but rather because felons vote overwhelming for Democrats.
It looks like an interesting book, and I'll have to pick one up before my next long plane trip.