Massachusetts Trial Court Offers Evidence-Based Best Sentencing Practices

Data-driven best practices recommendations for judges and practitioners

Cautions on Data-Driven Sentencing

This article by Cecilia Klingele of the University of Wisconsin Law School in the Notre Dame Law Review cautions against over-reliance on metrics and cost-benefit analyses within the criminal justice system, as she writes: "Talk of data and efficiencies and actuarial tools is cool and detached, and can rise above some of the heated partisan… Continue reading Cautions on Data-Driven Sentencing

Public Health Approach to Incarceration

This is an interesting article from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Institute for Research on Poverty. It gives a public health approach to incarceration, one that is a bit different than those of us in criminal justice system are used to. Here are some quotes: ". . . Research also shows that even after… Continue reading Public Health Approach to Incarceration