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Crime Control

Good Prison Reform Helps the Most Offenders Possible

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 01.07.2017 | Politics
Christopher Zoukis

Long story short, when thinking about prison reform, stakeholders need to consider the needs of the many, not the few. Reforms should be applicable to most prisoners, not solely first-time, non-violent drug offenders.

Awarding Grants for Prison Education

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 12.04.2016 | Education
Christopher Zoukis

While education programs for prisoners are often a hard pill to swallow for the average American who must pay for their own children to go to school, the research is clear: prison education is the most cost-effective crime control method that exists.

An MBA for Prisoners? Changing Prison Education

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 11.24.2016 | Education
Christopher Zoukis

When someone thinks about Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programs thoughts of Harvard, Yale, and Princeton come to mind. For most, I imagine...

Prison Teachers: A Different Type of Educator

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 11.04.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

Because prisoners cannot leave the prison facility to attend classes, when courses require professional instructors the instructors must go into the prisons to reach them. But qualified educators in prison education programs are rare to nonexistent.

Are Children of Prisoners Doomed to Make the Same Mistakes?

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 07.09.2016 | Education
Christopher Zoukis

Research clearly indicates that the best predictor of a child's educational success is the educational attainment of his or her parents.

New Zealand Prisoners in the Information Age: NZ's Newest Prison Permits Inmates to Use Cell Phones, Computers, and Tablets

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 05.25.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

In addition to such innovative, research-based housing, the prison industries program is robust. Serco has come to agreements with industrial partners Cabins To Go, PlaceMakers, and Envirowaste for inmate training.

Will De Blasio's Big Gamble Pay Off?

Norm Stamper | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
Norm Stamper

New York's new mayor made clear from the beginning that he would put an end to NYPD's aggressive "stop and frisk" policies. So, what does he do? He turns around and appoints a police commissioner who, under Rudy Giuliani, ushered in that very same stop and frisk mentality.