Mark Kleiman is Professor of Public Policy in the Marron Institute on Urban Management, New York University. His research focuses on drug abuse control policy and crime control policy, and especially on the importance of substituting swift, certain, and fair rewards and sanctions for random severity at every level of the system.
Mr. Kleiman edits the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis and serves on the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Research Council. He is the author of When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton University Press) and co-author (with Angela Hawken and Jonathan Caulkins) of Drugs and Drug Policy and (with Caulkins and Beau Kilmer) Marijuana Legalization, both from Oxford University Press. Previous books include Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results and Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control.
In addition to his academic work, Mr. Kleiman provides advice on crime control and drug policy to governments here and abroad through BOTEC Analysis LLC. He has held policy positions with the U.S. Department of Justice and the City of Boston.