The Recidivism Trap

In a commentary for The Marshall Project, Jeffrey A. Butts and Vincent Schiraldi make a compelling argument why recidivism rates are the wrong measurements by which to judge the success or failure of the criminal justice system.Rather than asking “what’s the recidivism rate?” we should ask an entirely different set of questions about justice interventions. […]

Truth about stories: How men desist from sexual offending

At the NextGenForensic blog, Ian McPhail explores the stories of men who desist from sexual offending. He says the stories we tell about ourselves and the world are influential.Victor Hugo starts his famous novel with the line, “Be it true or false, what is said about men often has as much influence upon their lives, and […]