Government & Politics

Testing Rape Kits Saves Money and Stops Crime

Lawrence M. Wein finds that the benefits of testing outweigh the costs.

May 17, 2019

| by Beth Rimbey

About 400,000 sexual assault kits nationwide are sitting untested. Lawrence M. Wein, professor of operations, information & technology at Stanford GSB, says testing them would not only provide closure to victims, but it would also save $81 for every dollar spent by keeping criminals off the street.


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