From Retribution to Public Safety: Disruptive Innovation of by William R. Kelly,Robert Pitman,William Streusand

By William R. Kelly,Robert Pitman,William Streusand

Over the prior fifty years, American felony justice coverage has had a virtually singular concentration – the relentless pursuit of punishment. Punishment is intuitive, proactive, logical, and straightforward. however the challenge is that regardless of the entire allure, common sense, and customary experience, punishment does not paintings. the vast majority of crimes dedicated within the usa are by way of those that were throughout the legal justice method sooner than, many on a number of occasions.

There are matters which are the first concentration of this booklet. the 1st is constructing a greater technique than basic punishment to really handle crime-related situations, deficits and issues, with a view to swap criminal habit, decrease recidivism, victimization and price. And the second one factor is how can we do a greater activity of selecting who can be diverted and who will be criminally prosecuted.

From Retribution to Public Safety develops a technique for educated determination making concerning felony prosecution and diversion. The authors enhance methods for panels of medical specialists to supply prosecutors with innovations approximately diversion and intervention. This calls for a considerable shift in legal method in addition to significant reform to the general public healthiness process, either one of that are mentioned in detail.

Rather than ask how a lot punishment is important the authors examine how we will most sensible lessen recidivism. In doing in order that they enhance a roadmap to mend a essentially wrong approach that's losing large quantities of public assets not to lowering crime or recidivism.

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