A new collection of compelling and challenging essays from one of the nation's leading voices on criminal justice reform.
"The central insight of 'Reducing Crime, Reducing Incarceration' is that small tweaks in practice within the criminal justice system can sometimes lead to big change on the streets. By telling the story of the Red Hook Community Justice Center and similar innovations, Greg Berman offers a hopeful message: criminal justice reform at the local level can make a difference."
--James B. Jacobs, Warren E. Burger Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
"Innovation is hard work. In 'Reducing Crime, Reducing Incarceration,' Berman offers a look at how change happens at the local level--and how, sometimes, it doesn't. These well-written essays offer a compelling vision of both the challenges and opportunities of criminal justice reform."
--Nicholas Turner, President, Vera Institute of Justice
"The topic of criminal justice reform has challenged and bedeviled social thinkers for centuries. In this book, Berman offers a clear-eyed and inventive approach to the problem. Recognizing that change is best achieved at the local level with small, incremental steps using demonstration projects, Berman provides concrete examples of both successes and failures stemming from the work of the Center for Court Innovation over the last two decades. For anyone interested in the future of criminal justice, this book should be on the top of the 'must read' list."
--John H. Laub, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, College Park
"Here you will find Berman's compelling case for community justice, along with classic readings on problem-solving courts. Berman writes like all the rest of us wish we did...."
--Candace McCoy, The Graduate Center and John Jay College, City University of New York
Presented in print and digital formats in the Contemporary Society Series by Quid Pro Books, the ebook edition uses proper formatting, linked notes, and active Contents.