Texas Looking to Downsize Juvenile Justice System

by Julie Shackford-Bradley Texas lawmakers are interested in shutting down state-run juvenile incarceration facilities in that state, not because holding youth in correctional institutions is unjust or immoral, but because of high costs: According to CSG, each juvenile inmate in a state prison costs $134,000 per year. Moreover, $162 million was spent on 800 youth […]

Courses with Restorative Justice Content

Courses with Restorative Justice Content by John Earl Dio Restorative Justice – Legal Studies 162AC – CCN: 51668 – 3 Units TH 3:30-6:30, 3 Evans Professor Mary Louise Frampton This course will examine the theory and practice of restorative justice, with an emphasis on the ways that criminal justice systems implicate the emotions and the […]

Rachel Maddow takes on the myth of the “superpredator”

by Julie Shackford-Bradley In this clip, Rachel Maddow calls attention to two articles written in 1995 by John Dilulio that set the narrative frame of the “superpredator” who has no recognizable humanity, and therefore, no rights to life or freedom. In this article from the Weekly Standard of November 1995, John Dilulio (at the time […]

It’s Not Over Yet: Prop 47 and the Push for Restorative Justice in California

by Julie Shackford Bradley and Patricio Yrarrázaval The passage of Prop 47 about 2 weeks ago is a major victory for all of the organizations and institutions that came together to get the proposition on the ballot and put forth the arguments needed to convince California voters to say yes. From San Diego Free Press: Faith […]