maori

Community Justice, Maori-Style

 A pair of New Zealand programs that involve tribal communities in setting parameters for punishment and rehabilitation offer useful models for U.S. policymakers hoping to dismantle mass incarceration, reports the co-director of Columbia University’s Justice Lab.

juvenile

Keeping Kids Out of Adult Court

States are gradually increasing the minimum age at which young people can be prosecuted as adults—reversing a practice fueled by spurious fears of so-called “superpredators,” says a paper by the Campaign for Youth Justice. But there’s still a long way to go.