criminal justice http://kalw.org en Alameda County grapples with implementing Laura’s Law http://kalw.org/post/alameda-county-grapples-implementing-laura-s-law <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/05/319261675/shooting-at-seattle-pacific-university-leaves-several-wounded">shooting at Seattle Pacific University</a> marks the latest gun-related tragedy in the U.S. It follows the attacks in Isla Vista at </span>UC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Santa Barbara. The country is talking about whether or not to require treatment for the severely mentally ill. In California, this has been an ongoing conversation, ever since the creation of Laura’s Law.</span></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 01:08:46 +0000 Liz Mak 44839 at http://kalw.org Alameda County grapples with implementing Laura’s Law Behavioral Health Court offers offenders more than jail time http://kalw.org/post/behavioral-health-court-offers-offenders-more-jail-time <p class="p1">Behavioral health courts can give offenders who are mentally ill the option to be tried for non-felony crimes. Within the program, offenders can have access to not only the district attorney and public defender, but to several social services programs in order to help them get them back on their feet.&nbsp;</p><p class="p2"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One catch — they have to want to be in the program.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 00:39:26 +0000 Hana Baba 44838 at http://kalw.org Behavioral Health Court offers offenders more than jail time The Spot 1.30.14 School Discipline & Pete Seeger http://kalw.org/post/spot-13014-school-discipline-pete-seeger <p>Life of the Law:&nbsp; "<strong><a href="http://www.lifeofthelaw.org/school-discipline/">School Discipline</a>"&nbsp; </strong>As the number of law enforcement officers on school campuses has gone up, so have the number of arrests. This month the Obama Administration issued recommendations for alternative forms of discipline -- but as the story of Kyle Thompson demonstrates, in the real world of schools, the issues are tricky.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:54:16 +0000 Matt Martin 38945 at http://kalw.org The Spot 1.30.14 School Discipline & Pete Seeger Youth Radio: Why my neighborhood kids don't trust the system http://kalw.org/post/youth-radio-why-my-neighborhood-kids-dont-trust-system <p style="padding: 0px 0px 10px; margin-bottom: 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 16px;">I grew up in a middle-class, suburban county in New Jersey, but now I'm a twenty-something intern living in a low-income part of Washington, D.C. The realtor euphemism for such neighborhoods is “transitional,” a word that implies ongoing change. This is ironic because I feel that so many of the residents here feel as though things will never change, and will always stay the same. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 22:16:47 +0000 Melissa Turcios 31357 at http://kalw.org Youth Radio: Why my neighborhood kids don't trust the system Policing theory suggests fixing broken windows helps fix crime http://kalw.org/post/policing-theory-suggests-fixing-broken-windows-helps-fix-crime <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When we think of policing, we don’t always think about psychology. One is academic; the other, relentlessly real-world. But many police departments, including San Francisco’s, assign patrols based on a psychological theory: The Broken Windows Theory.</span></p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 00:35:01 +0000 Leila Day 30601 at http://kalw.org Policing theory suggests fixing broken windows helps fix crime