Cops & Courts

12:00am

Tue March 23, 2010
Cops & Courts

Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek: George Gascon, San Francisco Police Chief

George Gascon and David Onek

In Episode #7, San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon discusses putting ethics at the forefront of police training, what he learned from Chief Bill Bratton’s leadership style, his battles with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio over immigration issues, the consequences of overcriminalization in the African-American community, and more.

Gascon Interview Highlights

Gascon on Putting Ethics at the Forefront of Los Angeles Police Department Training:

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12:00am

Tue March 16, 2010
Cops & Courts

Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek: Senator Mark Leno, CA Senate Public Safety Committee

Mark Leno and David Onek

In Episode #6, Senator Mark Leno, Chair of the California Senate Public Safety Committee, discusses politicians' fear of being labeled "soft on crime," his community corrections bill, the need for a state sentencing commission, the importance of trauma recovery centers for victims of violence, and more.

Leno Interview Highlights

Leno on the Percentage of General Fund Spending on Corrections:

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12:00am

Tue March 9, 2010
Cops & Courts

Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek: Sunny Schwartz, "Dreams from the Monster Factory"

David Onek and Sunny Schwartz

In Episode #5, Sunny Schwartz, author of "Dreams from the Monster Factory: A Tale of Prison, Redemption and One Woman's Fight to Restore Justice to All," discusses the award-winningResolve to Stop the Violence Project (RSVP) in San Francisco's jails, the principles of restorative justice, being "tough" on inmates by making them confront their issues, building partnerships between sworn and civilian staff in the jails, and more.

Schwartz Interview Highlights

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12:00am

Tue March 2, 2010
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Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek: Bill Bratton, Former Los Angeles Police Chief

Bill Bratton

In Episode #4, Bill Bratton, former Los Angeles Police Chief and former New York Police Commissioner, discusses the importance of working with the community, recent charges of crime data manipulation in New York, the dangers of cutting police services due to budget crises, the emergence of “predictive policing,” and more.

Bratton Interview Highlights

Bratton on the Importance of Community Policing:

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12:00am

Tue February 23, 2010
Cops & Courts

Criminal Justice Conversations with David Onek: Matthew Cate, CDCR Secretary

Matthew Cate

In Episode #3, Matthew Cate, Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, discusses the Department’s new parole policies, the importance of research in guiding policy decisions, his prior work as Inspector General of the agency he now leads, his advice for the next Governor on California corrections, and more.

Cate Interview Highlights

Cate on the California Juvenile Justice System:

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