criminal justice

5:30pm

Thu November 6, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Spot: Life Changers

Artwork by Julienne Alexander
thisiscriminal.com

12:00am

Thu November 6, 2014
Cops & Courts

Your Call: Can individual stories help create a more merciful justice system?

On the November 6th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Bryan Stevenson, author of “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. One in every 15 people in the United States is expected to go to jail or prison, and for  black men, the number increases to one in three. How can we generate empathy both for people who have committed crimes and compassion for victims? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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6:08pm

Thu June 5, 2014
Cops & Courts

Alameda County grapples with implementing Laura’s Law

If implemented, Laura’s Law would allow courts to compel those suffering from severe mental illness to outpatient treatment.
Flickr user andersdenkend

The shooting at Seattle Pacific University marks the latest gun-related tragedy in the U.S. It follows the attacks in Isla Vista at UC 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.

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5:39pm

Thu June 5, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Behavioral Health Court offers offenders more than jail time

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. 

One catch — they have to want to be in the program. 

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9:54am

Tue January 28, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Spot 1.30.14 School Discipline & Pete Seeger

Kyle Thompson

Life of the Law:  "School DisciplineAs 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.

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