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New Thinking is a podcast about justice—and injustice—in America. It’s about the people working to fix a justice system that falls so short of our ideals, and the people organizing to build something new in its place. It’s hosted by Matt Watkins and produced by the Center for Court Innovation.

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    • 4.8 • 45 Ratings

New Thinking is a podcast about justice—and injustice—in America. It’s about the people working to fix a justice system that falls so short of our ideals, and the people organizing to build something new in its place. It’s hosted by Matt Watkins and produced by the Center for Court Innovation.

    Does the Criminal Justice System Cause Crime?

    Does the Criminal Justice System Cause Crime?

    A headline-grabbing new study suggests even fleeting contact with the criminal justice system is a significant risk factor for incurring a future arrest. Hear from the Boston D.A. and a study co-author.

    • 36 min
    How Will the Death Penalty End?

    How Will the Death Penalty End?

    Journalist Maurice Chammah discusses his new book, Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty.

    • 36 min
    COVID-19 Behind Bars: A Pandemic of Neglect

    COVID-19 Behind Bars: A Pandemic of Neglect

    Homer Venters has been inspecting detention facilities for COVID-compliance almost since the start of the pandemic. The former chief medical officer for NYC jails says what were already substandard health systems and abusive environments have deteriorated sharply, where even people positive for the virus can languish unseen for days.

    • 38 min
    Heal and Punish? Treatment and Trauma Inside a Coercive System

    Heal and Punish? Treatment and Trauma Inside a Coercive System

    How effective is therapy or treatment when it’s used instead of incarceration, and what are the challenges to conducting it inside the coercive context of the criminal justice system? New Thinking host Matt Watkins is joined by clinical psychologist Jacob Ham who works with justice-involved young people affected by trauma, and John Jay College’s Deborah … Continue reading Heal and Punish? Treatment and Trauma Inside a Coercive System →

    • 33 min
    New Thinking | Josie Duffy Rice: Fighting a Big Fight

    New Thinking | Josie Duffy Rice: Fighting a Big Fight

    It’s been a long year for justice in America. Josie Duffy Rice offers a sharp take on what the future could hold.

    • 41 min
    Guns, Young People, Hidden Populations

    Guns, Young People, Hidden Populations

    Three of the authors of a groundbreaking year-long study into young people and guns talk about their disturbing findings, and the remarkable way the research was conducted.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!

The host of the New Thinking, a Center for Court Innovation Podcast, highlights all aspects of non-profit and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Smushpea ,

Great tool to learn

Great guests and interesting insight. Recommend for those looking to learn more about criminal justice reform, social justice, and advocacy.

KaylaCK ,

Such an informative podcast

This is such a great podcast! Its content is in-depth, yet simplistic enough for all audiences to access and understand. Absolutely recommend if you’re interested in hearing from a diverse number of professionals on issues surrounding criminal justice reform both nationally and specific to New York City.

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