The Run Up to Community Justice 2012

We are less than a week away from Community Justice 2012, the international conference of community courts that we are convening in Washington DC along with the Bureau of Justice Assistance. Featured speakers include drug czar Gil Kerlikowske and Assistant Attorney General Laurie Robinson. I'm looking forward to a number of the presentations, including an address by David Weisburd, who recently won the Stockholm Prize for Criminology. Weisburd writes extensively about the relationship between crime and place. While most of his work deals with policing, I think it is directly relevant to community courts.

Response to the conference has been encouragingly strong: we had to close registration more than a week ago and now have a waiting list of about a hundred people. I'm sure I'll write more about the conference next week.

In the meantime, here are links to two articles that I enjoyed this week:

Harvard Business Review blog that argues that Governor Cuomo has over-reacted in his effort to curb non-profit salaries.

Adam Gopnik of the New Yorker reviews a handful of recent criminal justice books, with a focus on American correctional policy.

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