Superpredators and Systemic Racism in Criminal Justice

systemic racism in criminal justiceHere’s a thoughtful essay by D.J. Tice with the StarTribune.  He writes about how the political focus on the criminal justice system has changed: from fear of “superpredators” to systemic racism in criminal justice in the U.S.

He points out that all the politicians in the 1980s warned of criminal gangs taking over, out-of-control crime, and even …

Pay Criminals to Stop Murder??

pay criminalsThere was a fascinating commentary in the New York Times this week called, “To Stop Crime, Hand Over Cash,” by Devone Boggan.  The author thinks we should pay criminals to stop murder.

I’ve worked in the criminal justice system for over thirty years.  Crime prevention has taken many turns—usually in two ways:

1.  More police, more enforcement…