40 episodes

Harvard Law School's Criminal Justice Policy Program brings you a series of in-depth conversations with the people on the front lines reforming the criminal legal system. Hosted by Schuyler Daum.

Voir Dire: Conversations from the Criminal Justice Policy Program at Harvard Law School HLS Criminal Justice Policy Program

    • Government

Harvard Law School's Criminal Justice Policy Program brings you a series of in-depth conversations with the people on the front lines reforming the criminal legal system. Hosted by Schuyler Daum.

    Mental Illness & the Criminal System

    Mental Illness & the Criminal System

    We discuss mental illness and the criminal system with Alisa Roth, author of Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness.

    • 48 min
    Punishment Without Crime with Alexandra Natapoff

    Punishment Without Crime with Alexandra Natapoff

    Alexandra Natapoff talks about her new book, Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal. This book is absolutely essential for understanding the criminal system in America. We discuss the misdemeanor system’s role as a system of social control, revenue generation, racial oppression, etc.–but certainly not as a system of justice.

    • 48 min
    We Are All Criminals with Emily Baxter

    We Are All Criminals with Emily Baxter

    Emily Baxter is the founder of We Are All Criminals. In this episode, we examine the ways in which privilege serves to define criminality. You can see more about the project at https://www.weareallcriminals.org/

    • 33 min
    The Biggest Book Ban in America with James Tager and Robert Pollock

    The Biggest Book Ban in America with James Tager and Robert Pollock

    Prison officials regularly block access to huge amounts of reading material for incarcerated people—and they do it in troublingly arbitrary ways. We discuss the written word’s ability to highlight and amplify the humanity of people in prison and the power of information. James Tager is the Deputy Director of Free Expression Research at PEN America and Robert Pollock is the Prison Writing Program Coordinator at PEN America.

    • 41 min
    Civil Litigation & Criminal Justice Reform with Anand Swaminathan

    Civil Litigation & Criminal Justice Reform with Anand Swaminathan

    This week we talk to Anand Swaminathan, an attorney at Loevy and Loevy—a national firm that does civil rights work adjacent to the criminal legal system. We discuss the role of civil litigators in changing the criminal legal system.

    • 42 min
    Is Holistic Defense More Effective with Maya Buenaventura

    Is Holistic Defense More Effective with Maya Buenaventura

    Holistic defenders in the Bronx saved their clients 1.1 million days of incarceration and saved taxpayers $165 million on housing costs alone, relative to the traditional public defenders practicing in the same court house. This week, we talk to Maya Buenaventura of the Rand Corporation about the Rand Corporation’s study of the holistic defense model and its implications for public defense as a whole. Maya Buenaventura is an attorney and public policy researcher at the RAND Corporation.

    • 23 min

Top Podcasts In Government

Listeners Also Subscribed To