Thinking About Crime and Justice
Stateline.org has a good piece entitled "New York courts revisit juvenile justice" that looks at New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman's efforts to rethink how the courts handle cases involving 16 and 17 year old defendants. The article focuses on the new diversion options being offered at our Bronx Community Solutions project.
Speaking of rethinking conventional wisdom, today marks the 20th anniversary of The New Press, which published Good Courts: The Case for Problem-Solving Justice, the book that John Feinblatt and I co-wrote back in 2005. In addition to Good Courts, The New Press has published an array of provocative books about criminal justice by writers I like, including such authors as Marc Mauer, David Cole, David Troutt, David Anderson, and Alex Papachristou. I encourage you to check out their backlist and maybe order a book or two to celebrate their anniversary.