Monday, August 1, 2011
Neelum Arya , Micah A. Haskell-Hoehl , Michael Berrios , Allison Conyers , Jody Kent , Dana Shoenberg , Tara Andrews , Phyllis Lawrence , Jenny Collier and Melissa Rothstein have posted Juvenile Justice (Smart on Crime: Recommendations for the Administration and Congress, p. 90, 2011) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
Smart on Crime: Recommendations for the Administration and Congress provides the 112th Congress and the Obama administration with analysis of the problems plaguing our state and federal criminal justice systems and a series of recommendations to address these failures. The report examines the entire criminal justice system, from the creation of new criminal laws to ex-offenders’ reentry into communities after serving their sentences. Our comprehensive recommendations range from helping to restore and empower victims to identifying ways to protect the rights of the accused. Due to the undeniable human costs and the overwhelming fiscal costs, Americans from diverse political perspectives -- particularly professionals with experience in all aspects of the criminal justice system -- recognize that the system fails too many, costs too much, and helps too few. Smart on Crime provides the most promising recommendations for resolving our nation’s criminal justice crisis.