Minnesota is known for progressive politics, civic involvement, and moderate social policies. Crime control programs developed in Minnesota have been emulated in various other jurisdictions around the country and even to some degree around the globe. Crime in Minnesota is regulated by Minnesota Statute 609, which explains the purpose of the code as follows:

  • To protect the public safety and welfare by preventing the commission of crime through the deterring effect of the sentences authorized, the rehabilitation of those convicted, ...
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