Seek Justice

Seek Justice
A weekly deep dive into Criminal Justice with Erik Rasmussen and Dennis Schrantz

16 - Implementing Reform Is like Conducting an Orchestra, with Roger Przybylski
Jul 24
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
Jul 15
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
Jul 1
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
Jun 26
How much can 1,611 people diverted from prison generate for a state in economic value?
12 - The Role of Defense Attorneys
Jun 17
How savvy defense attorneys can partner with community sentence analysts to ensure better outcomes for their clients
11 - Reducing Costs in Criminal Justice
Jun 11
Where can costs be cut? How can increasing costs be prevented?
10 - Trust the Methodology
Jun 3
Can you trust research funded by an organization you disagree with politically?
9 - Institutional Ego and Broken Promises in Mississippi
May 20
Analysis of how prison reform in Mississippi has failed
8 - Unemployment, Before and After Prison
May 13
How best to place people into jobs upon release from prison?
7 - Privatization of Prisons
May 6
The pros and cons (no puns intended) of privatizing prisons.
6 - Free Labor
Apr 29
It turns out the slavery is not entirely outlawed.
5 - How do we know what works?
Apr 21
Determining causation in a system with a million variables is hard.
4 - Racial Disparity
Apr 14
How and why are people of color overrepresented in the criminal justice system?
3 - Plea Bargaining
Apr 7
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
Apr 1
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?
Mar 27
To begin, we ask, just what is the Criminal Justice “System” in the first place?