Crime as a Disease?

How Scotland is Curing Crime” — Bloomberg, 2018, 4:28

Could we better reduce crime and violence by reframing these issues as disease? This brief video discusses how Scotland shifted from a punitive model of justice to a curative model of prevention. Directing resources to addressing the causes of crime (such as poverty, addiction, etc.) may be more economically and socially effective than the traditional model of policing and incarceration. Do you think a similar shift could occur in the US? Are there any potential dangerous in treating crime as a disease?

From the video’s description: Scottish city Glasgow once held the grim title "murder capital of Europe" but homicides in the city have fallen by 60% in just over a decade all thanks to a radical approach - treating violence as a disease.