Data-driven best practices recommendations for judges and practitioners
The George Mason University School of Law Judicial Education Program presented an excellent program on the economics of crime, formally titled "Judicial Symposium on Using the Law and Economics to Reform the System of Criminal Justice: Theory, Empirical Evidence and Some Applications. There was lots of thought provoking material presented including that incarceration and other… Continue reading The Economics of Crime
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
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
This small to medium-sized 2015 PDF-book from the Brennan Center at New York University subjects the possible causes of the large crime decline to a multi-variable regression analysis. It suggests that increases in incarceration will not reduce crime, and that the historical crime decline of the last 30 years is due to many factors:… Continue reading What Caused the Crime Decline?