New Strategy in Nassau County

My editorial today in Newsday profiles a promising law enforcement strategy being testing in Long Island's Nassau County. It applies a formula that's been successful in other jurisdictions: single out the small number of hard-core offenders at the heart of the problem, apply the threat of certain punishment, then enlist members of the community as partners in convincing offenders to end that life by offering them jobs and other social services and establishing community norms against offending behavior.