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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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    • Politics
    • 4.8 • 44 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.

    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
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 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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