Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law

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Sentenced to Listening to "Bad" Music to Stop Recidivism

A Colorado judge has implemented an interesting penalty in an effort to cut recidivism rates for those who violate noise ordinances. Judge Paul Sacco has begun requiring these individuals to listen to music by artists such as Barry Manilow and the Platters for a one-hour period, a penalty he hopes will provide more deterrence than the mere fines violators previously were forced to pay.



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