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    05.13.14 Professor Lisa Smith Discusses New York’s ‘Perfect Crime’ on WNYC

    Professor Lisa Smith recently appeared on WNYC’s “Freakonomics Radio” to comment on “the perfect crime” – that is, driving a car and running over a pedestrian in New York, where convictions for such cases are rare.

    In fact, just 5 percent of New York drivers who are involved in a fatal crash with a pedestrian are arrested, according to Professor Smith. "I don’t think the current punishment fits the crime," she told host Stephen J. Dubner.

    Listen to the podcast or read the transcript.