Want to read more? Subscribe Now or Sign In
Hide ( X )
  • THE CRIME REPORT - Your Complete Criminal Justice Resource

  • Investigative News Network
  • Welcome to the Crime Report. Today is

Articles

Justice Reform: The Next Four Years

December 7, 2012 07:06:59 am

Associate Professor Gloria Browne-Marshall, during her appearance on Criminal Justice Matters with TCR Executive Editor Steve Handelman.

President Barack Obama’s re-election hasn’t changed the fact that the nation remains divided along party lines. However, there’s one important part of his agenda where there seems to be common ground: fixing the nation’s broken criminal justice system.

The recent passage of state initiatives ranging from reform of California’s 3-strikes law to marijuana legalization suggests that Americans from all parts of the political spectrum are ready to take a more pragmatic approach to justice issues that once divided the country.

How will the second Obama Administration take advantage of this shift?

This month’s “Criminal Justice Matters” show on CUNY-TV (New York), hosted by Steve Handelman, executive editor of The Crime Report, and director of the Center on Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College, takes a close look at the question. Guests on this month’s show are:

Gloria Browne-Marshall, an associate professor of constitutional law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. A former civil rights attorney, she’s founder of the Law and Policy Group. She’s also an award-winning playwright.

Glenn Martin, Vice President of Development and Public affairs at the Fortune Society, which works to help ex-offenders reintegrate into their communities. He’s director of the Society’s David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy, and a member of New York City Council’s Task Force to End Gun Violence.  

This month’s show will be repeated at the following times on CUNY Channel 75: Saturday, Dec 8 - 8:00pm; Sunday, November 9 - 10:00am. To download a copy of the show from YouTube please click HERE.

« Article List
No Comments yet

TCR at a Glance

The Criminal Justice Debt Penalty

new & notable August 22, 2014

"Mere contact" with the criminal justice system can cause long-term financial instability, according to a new paper from the John Jay Col...

Gun Wars

August 19, 2014

A special reporting project finds gun control advocates are making headway as a fierce battle gets underway to influence November’s...

Why ‘Shock and Awe’ Policing Fails

q & a August 18, 2014

The militaristic approach to crowd control used in Ferguson PD threatens Constitutional guarantees of peaceful assembly, says former NIJ ...

How Incarceration Affects Family Health

new & notable August 15, 2014

A study in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved finds the effects of having an incarcerated family member during child...