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