The cost of crime and punishment

The financial burden falls to the taxpayer.

Photo courtesy: MGNonline
Photo courtesy: MGNonline

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP)-Crime affects more than just the victims and the perpetrators, it costs the taxpayer as well.

From police, to incarceration, to public defenders, prosecutors and all the facets of a trial, the justice system is expensive. Just what does it cost from arrest to conviction or acquittal?

The 22News I-Team reveals the finances behind serving justice. See the report tonight, July 23, on 22News at 11pm.

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