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Editor Lisa Dixon, M.D., M.P.H., and Podcast Editor and Co-Host Josh Berezin, M.D., M.S., discuss key aspects of research recently published by Psychiatric Services (https://ps.psychiatryonline.org/), a journal of the American Psychiatric Association. Tune in to Psychiatric Services From Pages to Practice to learn about the latest mental health services research and why it is relevant. Topics include community-based treatment programs, collaborative care, evidence-based treatment and service ...
 
It is now almost universally accepted that our criminal justice system is broken. Anyone who has experienced its inner workings has a story to tell; from the accused to victims of crime, lawyers to probation officers, witnesses to judges. A decade of unparalleled cuts has completely reshaped our idea of criminal justice, an idea that was once envied globally. In Un:Just, we provide a space to tell the stories of that broken system. Visit thejusticegap.com https://soundcloud.com/ed-starkey-17 ...
 
Sometimes challenging, often disturbing, occasionally absurd, always timely: Criminal Injustice explores the most complex and urgent issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system in conversation with the field's most knowledgeable experts. Professor David Harris and guests take on everything from racial bias to use of force... from surveillance technology to mass incarceration... and from police abuse and misconduct to the astonishing, frequently hilarious misdeeds of "Lawyers Behaving Badl ...
 
This award-winning and Peabody-nominated podcast documents how locals are addressing the role of jails in their backyards. Reporters travel around the country and hear from people directly impacted by their encounter with jails and to chronicle the progress ground-up efforts have made in diversion, bail reform, recidivism, adoption of technology and other crucial aspects of the move toward decarceration at local levels.
 
Sky-high drug prices. Mass incarceration. Predatory lending. These are the surface-level symptoms of broken systems. To find answers, we must peel back the layers and look deeper. Join Arnold Ventures Co-Chair and host Laura Arnold as she shares the mike with leading data-driven experts in this podcast by the Arnold Ventures philanthropy that explores market failures in health care, criminal justice, education, and public finance — and how to fix them.
 
Welcome to the Beyond Fear Podcast. We are your hosts, Alexa Sardina and Alissa Ackerman. This podcast is a labor of love, created by two friends and criminologists who have spent their entire careers studying everything about sex crimes.The twist? We are also both survivors of sexual violence and as "survivor scholars" we approach our work with both hats on.Join us as we take you Beyond Fear.Check out our website at www.beyondfearpodcast.com and follow us on Twitter @fearcrimes and Instagra ...
 
We know you've got time to listen to this podcast about Orange is the New Black. Each week we're going to dive deep into an episode from OITNB Season 4. Host Erin Qualey is an experienced therapist and will invite various professionals in the mental health and criminal justice fields onto the podcast each week to discuss and fact check the show as well as process all our feels. But we're not in this alone. Join us! You can contact the podcast on Twitter @YouveGotTimePod, via email at YouveGo ...
 
Dr. Vanda Seward is currently a Professor of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York, Kingsborough Community College. Dr. Seward is retired from the Kings (Brooklyn) County District Attorney’s Office where she spearheaded the County Re-entry Taskforce. Prior to accepting her position at the District Attorney’s Office. Dr. Vanda Seward held the position of Statewide Director of Reentry Services for New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (Parole) in this ...
 
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In the storm of protests after the murder of George Floyd, many say that having more African American and Latino officers will reduce police violence and force used against people of color. Will it? Our guest is the Dr. Rayshawn Ray, Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, show studies the impact of race in policing, and how we can me…
 
Four women with loved ones incarcerated at the Correctional Training Facility in Soledad, CA join the Beyond Prisons podcast to talk about how prison officials are failing to respond to the pandemic. Their names are Mary, Dawn, Crystal, and Alice. Nearly a year into this crisis, these women described conditions at CTF that expose a yawning gap betw…
 
Criminal Injustice returns with new episodes on January 19, 2021. Until then, we're reposting some of our favorite interviews. This episode originally appeared June 30, 2020. The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis set off outrage, weeks of demonstrations across the country and around the world, and has started discussion and legislative action at…
 
Brian Sonenstein interviews a woman we’re calling “Alice” to protect her and her family from retaliation from California prison officials. Alice was on Beyond Prisons in April 2020 to discuss the situation facing people enduring the pandemic while incarcerated at the Correctional Training Facility in Soledad, California. If you haven’t heard that e…
 
Criminal Injustice returns with new episodes on January 19, 2021. Until then, we're reposting some of our favorite interviews. This episode originally appeared September 8, 2020. More than two million Americans are incarcerated in prisons and jails. These are often violent, difficult, and unhealthy places. But if prison is dangerous, how much more …
 
Garrett Felber joins the Beyond Prisons podcast to discuss Study and Struggle, which he helped launch in 2020 as “a bilingual political education program on abolition and immigrant justice which supports and collaborates with grassroots organizations in Mississippi.” (NOTE: This episode was recorded a few weeks before Felber was wrongfully fired by…
 
Dr. Malissa Sanon has successfully defended her dissertation from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in the Educational Leadership and Research Methodology program. Her concentration is in higher education. Sanon has presented at American Education Research Association (AERA) in 2016, University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) in 2017,…
 
More US jurisdictions are questioning the use of money bail systems for pretrial release from jail. But many in law enforcement and the bail bond industry say this will damage public safety. Is that true? What really happens when you trash cash bail? Dr. Don Stemen of Loyola University in Chicago is co-author of a new research paper about what real…
 
Wanda G. Wright, D.D.S., M.S.D., joins Dr. Dixon and Dr. Berezin to explore barriers and facilitators in addressing the oral health needs of individuals with mental illness from the perspectives of patients, psychiatrists, and dentists. Dr. Wright is affiliated with the School of Dental Medicine at East Carolina University, where she is Assistant D…
 
Throughout the first season of Beyond Fear: The Sex Crimes Podcast, we have received dozens of questions and comments from listeners. The conversations we have had one-on-one with each other and those we have had with some of you who have reached out have affirmed our belief that the work we do and the way we accomplish it are both incredibly impor…
 
President Richard Nixon declared illegal drugs to be public enemy number one in 1971. Almost 50 years later, fifty years of failure, waste, and criminal justice mistakes in the name of the war on drugs, is the end of this disaster finally in sight? Our guest is Matt Sutton, Director of Media Relations, at the Drug Policy Alliance. Advertising Inqui…
 
We hear it everywhere: trust in police has eroded, reaching historic low point. Yet we know that if police want to make communities safe and livable, nothing is more important than trust. How can police build trust with the public, especially in a time when race and police conduct is at the forefront? Tarrick McGuire is the Chief of the Arlington T…
 
When jails across the country began releasing thousands of people amid the COVID-19 outbreak earlier this year, and mass demonstrations against police brutality brought millions out of their homes, criminal reform advocates wondered if they'd finally see significant and lasting reform. Journalist Renata Sago reports on two Florida jails that are ha…
 
Judging from the unexpectedly close presidential election result, the U.S. electorate is as polarized as ever -- at least in terms of partisan alignment. But there's one issue on which the 2020 vote reveals widespread and growing agreement among Americans from across all demographics and in almost every part of the country: the decriminalization an…
 
Michael F. Hogan, Ph.D., joins Dr. Dixon and Dr. Berezin to discuss the challenges and opportunities for nationwide reform in systems of care for individuals in psychiatric crisis in the United States. Dr. Hogan has served as commissioner of the New York State Office of Mental Health, director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health, and commission…
 
In California, so-called quality of life laws criminalize panhandling, living in cars, and blocking sidewalks. Reporter Sarah McClure chronicles how arresting homeless individuals entangles them in a cycle of poverty and incarceration—and how three groups are breaking the cycle. This episode talks about some troubling details, which involve gun vio…
 
Mandatory minimum sentences helped fill prisons in the U.S., and they played a substantial role in the mass incarceration we see now. What were these sentences supposed to do, and where did they go wrong? Most importantly, how do we get rid of them? Our guest is Kevin Ring, the President of Families Against Mandatory Minimums, a Washington D.C. adv…
 
In Alaska, rising violent crime and substance abuse across the state have also increased incarceration rates among Native Americans. Making use of their legal sovereignty, some Alaska Native leaders issue “blue tickets,” documents that sentence offenders to legal expulsion. Journalist Emily Schwing reports on the consequences and cultural impact of…
 
Vicky Osterweil joins the Beyond Prisons podcast to discuss her new book, “In Defense Of Looting: A Riotous History Of Uncivil Action.” Our wide-ranging conversation includes Vicky’s analysis of the claim that “real” and legitimate protests are nonviolent by nature, while rioting and looting constitute an act of hijacking by malevolent outside forc…
 
"Systemic racism" refers to systems that produce racially disparate outcomes regardless of the individual motivations, values, or personal qualities of the people working within them. The criminal justice system doesn't require individual police officers, lawyers or judges to hold racist views in order to structurally uphold white supremacy. But --…
 
Voters in California have a historic issue in front of them on election day: whether to become the first state to abolish money bail and replace it with a system centered on safety, not money, or stick with the status quo. This episode, which includes interviews with California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Alliance for Safety and Justice President Lenore …
 
Sean Wesley knew he had Hepatitis C when he started serving his prison sentence in Louisiana, and spent years trying to get treatment. Despite an innovative arrangement between a drug manufacturer and the state's Department of Corrections, he was transferred from facility to facility, and even finished his sentence, without ever receiving proper ca…
 
In Episode 12 of Beyond Fear, we interview David Prescott, an internationally known expert on treatment for those who sexually offend. A mental health practitioner of 36 years, David Prescott is the Editor of Safer Society Press. He is the author and editor of 20 books in the areas of understanding and improving services to at-risk clients. He is b…
 
Since the murder of George Floyd, hundreds of protests against police misconduct have occurred across the country. People are demanding real change, right now. But let’s step back, and take the long view: has American policing improved? Even if the answer is yes, what more must police do to give all Americans the policing they deserve, equally, fai…
 
Over the past few years, voters across the U.S.have elected prosecutors who promised to implement much-needed criminal justice reforms, from decriminalizing marijuana to ending cash bail. Journalist Ruxandra Guidi revisits her reporting on the election of a new prosecutor in Houston two years ago, and chronicles how activists, relatives of incarcer…
 
Presumptive Justice-to-be Amy Coney Barrett is conservative in both her political ideology and her judicial philosophy. But that doesn't mean she'll automatically side with police and prosecutors on the Supreme Court bench. Indeed, if her mentor Antonin Scalia is any guide, Coney Barrett may be less predictable on criminal justice than on other soc…
 
From DCP Entertainment, "Say Their Name" is a documentary series that focuses on the assault and killing of unarmed Black people by police and in ‘Stand Your Ground’ states. It highlights incidents throughout the United States, memorializing these individuals through the words of the people that knew them best and helping us understand the aftermat…
 
For decades, Joe Biden has claimed credit for crafting and championing the 1994 Crime Bill, now widely regarded as the policy foundation for the modern carceral state, the school-to-prison pipeline, and the systematic, often militarized overpolicing of Black communities. It's no surprise that Biden's very public association with that legislation ha…
 
Nick Figueroa is currently the Chief of Family and Community Engagement for the Providence Public School District. Before transitioning to the District, Nick served as the Executive Director of College Visions, college access, and college success nonprofit, and also serves as an adjunct professor at Roger Williams University teaching Human Rights a…
 
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