Friday, October 14, 2005

Friday Criminal Justice Roundup

Several criminal justice items from Texas and elsewhere deserve Grits readers' attention:
  • Reducing street crime: Crimprof Blog points to an article describing a new study by the British Columbia working group on reducing street crime. The working group called for increased use of community courts and stronger probation systems instead of increased incarceration, advocating an approach "that shifts the focus away from determining guilt or innocence, to instead place the emphasis on treating the illnesses and addictions of criminals." I can't find the report itself online, so let me know if you see the full thing.

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