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The Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit think tank based in New York that helps the justice system aid victims, reduce crime, and improve public trust in justice. Every day, the Center works with people who are making a difference on the ground--police chiefs testing new approaches to local crime, prosecutors experimenting with alternative sanctions, judges looking for new solutions to complex problems. NEW THINKING introduces listeners to the best and the brightest in the field: practitioners and academics who are spearheading meaningful justice reforms across the country and around the globe.

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The Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit think tank based in New York that helps the justice system aid victims, reduce crime, and improve public trust in justice. Every day, the Center works with people who are making a difference on the ground--police chiefs testing new approaches to local crime, prosecutors experimenting with alternative sanctions, judges looking for new solutions to complex problems. NEW THINKING introduces listeners to the best and the brightest in the field: practitioners and academics who are spearheading meaningful justice reforms across the country and around the globe.

    Reform and Its Discontents

    Reform and Its Discontents

    The movement to reform prisons is about as old as prisons themselves. But what is the ultimate goal of reform of a system like the criminal justice system? Victoria Law and Maya Schenwar contend that many of today’s most popular reforms—such as electronic monitoring and locked-down treatment centers—are extending, rather than countering, the justice system’s … Continue reading Reform and Its Discontents →

    • 34 min
    What We All Get Wrong About Gun Violence

    What We All Get Wrong About Gun Violence

    While crime of nearly every kind has been declining amid COVID-19, in cities across the country, gun violence and homicides have been the exceptions. Long-time researcher and former Obama DOJ official, Thomas Abt, says there are proven solutions to reduce the violence. But he says both the right and the left fail to grasp the … Continue reading What We All Get Wrong About Gun Violence →

    • 30 min
    Misdemeanors, Race, and a History of Injustice

    Misdemeanors, Race, and a History of Injustice

    The alleged use of a $20 counterfeit bill, selling loose cigarettes on a street corner, a broken brake light—think how many police encounters that ended with the killing of a Black person began with misdemeanor enforcement. If you want to shrink the role of police and the justice system, misdemeanors are the best place to … Continue reading Misdemeanors, Race, and a History of Injustice →

    • 37 min
    Restorative Justice is Racial Justice

    Restorative Justice is Racial Justice

    Restorative justice is about repairing harm. But for Black Americans, what is there to be restored to? This episode features a roundtable with eight members of the Center for Court Innovation’s Restorative Justice in Schools team. They spent three years embedded in five Brooklyn high schools—all five schools are overwhelmingly Black, and all five had … Continue reading Restorative Justice is Racial Justice →

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    Adam Foss: Prosecution and Black Lives Matter

    Adam Foss: Prosecution and Black Lives Matter

    Adam Foss wants to transform the justice system—from within. A former Boston prosecutor who rose to prominence on a TED Talk criticizing his colleagues for using their power more often to jail than to help people, Foss is the executive director of Prosecutor Impact. It trains prosecutors across the country in line with Foss’s vision for … Continue reading Adam Foss: Prosecution and Black Lives Matter →

    • 24 min
    Justice and the Virus: Racial Patterns

    Justice and the Virus: Racial Patterns

    The death of George Floyd after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee to Floyd’s neck for close to nine minutes has triggered a wave of long-held anger and revulsion across the country. Vincent Southerland, the executive director of the Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law at NYU, compares Floyd’s death—in public, in … Continue reading Justice and the Virus: Racial Patterns →

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