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
Here's a National Institute of Corrections article that has many useful and well accepted concepts. These include Risk, Needs and Responsivity and other best practices. These are difficult to implement in a probation resource-poor environment. Also note on page 15 that the probation terms cited as examples of best practices are a year or shorter.… Continue reading Shorter, More Targeted Probation Terms?
This article (book chapter) has broader application than the title would suggest because it seems to be about a lot more than just electronic monitoring. The author argues that the data strongly recommends shifting a large segment of the jail and prison population to non-incarceration correctional choices. James Byrne on Smart Sentencing Revisited Research on… Continue reading Modern Electronic Supervision vs. Incarceration