A weekly deep dive into Criminal Justice with Erik Rasmussen and Dennis Schrantz
16 - Implementing Reform Is like Conducting an Orchestra, with Roger Przybylski
Joined by special guest Roger Przybylski, we discuss how complex it is to actually implement criminal justice reform policies.
15 - The Meaning of Life, with Marc Mauer
Joined by special guest Marc Mauer of The Sentencing Project, we discuss how life sentences are bad for everyone involved.
14 - A Call to Action on Racial Disparity
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one’s conscience tells one that it is right.
13 - The Economic Impact of Persons Diverted From Prison
How much can 1,611 people diverted from prison generate for a state in economic value?
12 - The Role of Defense Attorneys
How savvy defense attorneys can partner with community sentence analysts to ensure better outcomes for their clients
11 - Reducing Costs in Criminal Justice
Where can costs be cut? How can increasing costs be prevented?
10 - Trust the Methodology
Can you trust research funded by an organization you disagree with politically?
9 - Institutional Ego and Broken Promises in Mississippi
Analysis of how prison reform in Mississippi has failed
8 - Unemployment, Before and After Prison
How best to place people into jobs upon release from prison?
7 - Privatization of Prisons
The pros and cons (no puns intended) of privatizing prisons.
6 - Free Labor
It turns out the slavery is not entirely outlawed.
5 - How do we know what works?
Determining causation in a system with a million variables is hard.
4 - Racial Disparity
How and why are people of color overrepresented in the criminal justice system?
3 - Plea Bargaining
Why are so many people in prison for a crime they didn’t commit? 90% of criminal cases never go to trial.
2 - Community Engagement
The secret to reforming criminal justice is to do it from the bottom up, in the communities where people live.
1 - What is Criminal Justice?
To begin, we ask, just what is the Criminal Justice “System” in the first place?
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