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July 13, 2016

Judge Steven Alm HOPE Probation

An interview with Judge Steven Alm


July 7, 2016

Finding solutions to the prescription opioid and heroin crisis: A road map for states

The NGA Center developed a tool for states that addresses the prescription opioid and heroin crisis.


July 6, 2016

Does America Incarcerate Too Many Non-Violent Criminals?

Swift and certain punishment for probation violation is presented as a promising alternative to incarceration in this article. The author argues that neither drug convictions nor systemic racism contributes to over-incarceration; rather, high rates of property and violent crimes are the reason for the vast majority of prison sentences.


July 1, 2016

Celerity and Deterrence

This paper provides a summary of the criminological literature, research, and implications for swiftness, or celerity, of punishment as a key component of crime deterrence.


July 1, 2016

Obey All Laws and Be Good: Probation and the Meaning of Recidivism

The author argues that current probation structures and practices contribute to over-criminalization and recidivism.


June 25, 2016

What is the Impact of Probation on Satisfying the Public’s Desire for Justice or Punishment?

The possibility of introducing a swift and certain probation model in the UK is discussed, alongside an analysis of current probation practices which include both rehabilitative measures to reduce recidivism and punitive measures to appease public opinion.


June 25, 2016

What are the Costs and Benefits of Probation?

The costs and benefits of probation to the justice system, probationer, and community are assessed in this book chapter. The importance of a swift and certain response to probation violation is emphasized.


June 16, 2016

Tracking criminals

This article discusses possible repercussions of using biodata to track former inmates' biodata, such as blood alcohol content, and the unintended consequences this technology may have.


June 23, 2016

Justice Reinvestment in Rhode Island: Analysis and Policy Framework

The Council of State Governments offers policy recommendations to Rhode Island regarding justice reinvestment.


June 1, 2016

Trademarks, Press Releases, and Policy: Will Rigorous Research Get in the Way?

The authors argue the pitfalls of promoting public policy in the absence of sufficient peer-reviewed research.


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