Franklin Zimring quoted by The New York Times, Feb. 3, 2018
“Chemical castration is half advertising slogan, half fantasy,” Zimring said. “There are chemicals which are supposed to, if dosages are maintained, reduce sex drives. That isn’t castration.”
Franklin Zimring quoted by KTVU.com, Jan. 25, 2018
“You might ask what does this all have to do with the status of California or these cities being sanctuaries, and the answer is, practically nothing,” Zimring said. “They happen to be extremely be safe cities, and they probably would be extremely safe cities whether or not they were sanctuaries.”
Franklin Zimring cited by PolitiFact, Jan. 24, 2018
Frank Zimring, a crime expert at the University of California, Berkeley, said the two most useful measures of danger are the homicide rate of a country and the rate of some index of reported crime.
Franklin Zimring quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 5, 2018
“Policing has got to stay effective to hold those gains because every day is a new day for committing crimes, but as to whether you can go lower [in New York] that’s a very different question,” said Franklin Zimring.
Franklin Zimring cited by VICE News, Dec. 31, 2017
Lethal injection was originally adopted because it seemed “medical,” University of California, Berkeley Law professor Franklin Zimring explained to VICE News earlier this year.
Franklin Zimring quoted by Newsday, Nov. 30, 2017
“Two hundred and fifty eight, that means that the 12-month total in all probability will be under 300,” said noted criminologist Franklin Zimring. … “You can do better than that but you will be in Montreal.”
Franklin Zimring and Gordon Hawkins study cited by The New York Times, Nov. 7, 2017
The United States is not actually more prone to crime than other developed countries, according to a landmark 1999 study by Franklin E. Zimring and Gordon Hawkins. … American crime is simply more lethal. … They concluded that the discrepancy, like so many other anomalies of American violence, came down to guns.
Franklin Zimring quoted by NBC Bay Area, Oct. 27, 2017
“The threat that the police officer faces (when a suspect has an edged weapon) is not a threat to the police officer’s life,” said Zimring. … “The number of cases we found…of somebody with a visible weapon charging at a police officer actually killing the police officer in the United States was zero.” Zimring said. FBI data backs him up.
Franklin Zimring quoted by The Daily Californian, Oct. 15, 2017
Zimring is not a part of the center, but he also researches gun violence in relation to the police. … “The state funding is catching up with the research effort,” Zimring said. “The whole point of the new (university research) center is not only to cover front-page headlines but to carefully assess statistically what the major problems are for most deaths and injuries.”
Franklin Zimring quoted by The Daily Californian, Oct. 5, 2017
UC Berkeley School of Law professor Franklin Zimring, who is writing a book about mass incarceration, called the study “very plausible.” He added that he also believes that parole violations play a large role in the “revolving door.”