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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.

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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.

    Popular Demand: Big Data Policing with Andrew Ferguson

    Popular Demand: Big Data Policing with Andrew Ferguson

    While we're on hiatus, we're replaying some of our most popular tracks to help people meet this moment of renewed interest in changing the criminal legal system.
    The use of big data in the criminal legal system raises some thorny legal, cultural, and ethical questions. What level of surveillance are we willing to tolerate? Is data actually objective? What will happen to legal standards like reasonable suspicion as our information changes? These are questions we need to ask and answer soon, because big data is already infiltrating law enforcement and the criminal legal system more broadly.

    • 40 min
    Popular Demand: Public Defenders with Jonathan Rapping

    Popular Demand: Public Defenders with Jonathan Rapping

    While we're on hiatus, we're replaying some of our most popular tracks to help people meet this moment of renewed interest in changing the criminal legal system.

    Jonathan Rapping is the founder of Gideon's Promise, an organization dedicated to changing the culture of public defense. He'll describe why the work of public defenders is important, what good public defense looks like, and what public defenders can do to change the criminal legal system.

    • 38 min
    Popular Demand: Restorative Justice with Fania Davis

    Popular Demand: Restorative Justice with Fania Davis

    While we're on hiatus, we're replaying some of our most popular tracks to help people meet this moment of renewed interest in changing the criminal legal system.

    Restorative justice is a paradigm-shifting approach to criminal justice. Fania Davis is a long-time social justice activist, a restorative justice scholar and professor, and a civil rights attorney with a Ph.D. in indigenous knowledge. She is also the Founder of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth. We'll discuss the restorative justice framework and what it actually looks like on the ground.

    • 45 min
    Popular Demand: The Psychological Traumas of Leaving Prison with Wesley Caines

    Popular Demand: The Psychological Traumas of Leaving Prison with Wesley Caines

    While we're on hiatus, we're replaying some of our most popular tracks to help people meet this moment of renewed interest in changing the criminal legal system.

    Within three years of release, about two-thirds of people released from prison are rearrested. Wesley Caines, the Reentry and Community Outreach Coordinator at the Bronx Defenders, tells us about the traumas of going to prison and the ways in which we set people released from prison up for failure.

    • 34 min
    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

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58 Ratings

pennysfrom heavsn ,

Mental Illness & the Criminal System.

The premise for the podcast is great. The guest did not answer questions that were posed by the host.

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Student of the Law

I’ve just begun listening and I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this podcast!!

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Great podcast!

Informative and interesting, cool guests, excellent host.

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