July 13, 2016 Judge Steven Alm HOPE Probation http://thinktechhawaii.com/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 http://www.nga.org/cms/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? https://manhattan-institute.org/html/issues-2016-does-america-incarcerate-too-many-nonviolent-criminals-9047.html

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 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Travis_Pratt/publication/305222869_Celerity_and_Deterrence/links/57857b2208ae36ad40a4c530.pdf

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 https://georgetownlawjournal.org/articles/26/obey-all-laws-be/pdf

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