A Surprising Portrait of the Misdemeanor Criminal
Wall Street Journal, 9 November 2014
An op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by Center Director Greg Berman about how the decline in felonies creates an opportunity to focus on people who commit ‘broken-windows’ crimes.
Fighting Poverty and Reducing Jail...in Real Time
TalkPoverty, 20 August 2014
In TalkPoverty, Julian Adler discusses reducing jail usage and describes Brooklyn Justice Initiatives, a new set of responses to misdemeanor offending.
Broken Windows 2.0: A Smarter Version
The Crime Report, 19 August 2014
Center Director Greg Berman responds to the public debate in New York City over “broken windows” theory in The Crime Report.
De Blasio's $12.7M gun-violence prevention program to put 'interrupters' in high-crime precincts
New York Daily News, 14 August 2014
The New York Daily News covers New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's launch of a new plan to combat gun violence, which includes piloting programs like Save Our Streets Crown Heights in other neighborhoods throughout the city.
Red Hook Community Court is a success for defendants and taxpayers, study shows
New York Daily News, 12 November 2013
The New York Daily News reports on a federally funded survey of the Red Hook Community Justice Center that found that the community court reduced costs, decreased the number of defendants sent to jail and also drove a drop in crime.
Alternatives to Incarceration are Cutting Prison Numbers, Costs, and Crime
The Guardian, 4 July 2013
In The Guardian, Greg Berman writes about the New York approach to reducing incarceration while lowering the crime rate.
Criminal Justice Reform and Risk-Taking
The National Law Journal, 24 June 2013
An op-ed by Greg Berman in The National Law Journal looks at the findings of a national survey on the current state of criminal justice reform.