More Moneyball

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation announced in June 2015, that As was reported today by The New York Times in “Turning the Granting of Bail Into a Science,” the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) is launching one of the most significant criminal justice reform initiatives currently underway in the United States. Twenty-one new jurisdictions will… Continue reading More Moneyball

Risk Assessment and Predicting Future Crime

We have discussed in this space before the work by former New Jersey Attorney General, Anne Milgram (D) and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to better predict risk of reoffending in a criminal justice context.  You can read earlier postings here and here. We mention this because risk assessment is in the news again, this… Continue reading Risk Assessment and Predicting Future Crime

The Left and the Right Meet Again, and They Agree

In November 2014, there was a Justice Reinvestment National Summit in San Diego convened by Pew, the Justice Center of CSG and the BJS.  There has been a lot of attention paid to the areas of bipartisan agreement to reducing crime and this was highlighted in joint presentation from former Speaker of the House Newt… Continue reading The Left and the Right Meet Again, and They Agree

Using “Moneyball” to Measure Risk of Reoffending

Former New Jersey Attorney General, Anne Milgram (D) has been working for the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to better predict risk of reoffending in a criminal justice context.  Ms. Milgram first got attention when a story about her and her work appeared in the Nov. 2013 edition of the ABA Journal.  Ex-NJ attorney general works to reform… Continue reading Using “Moneyball” to Measure Risk of Reoffending

Predicting Risk for Re-Offending

I have noted before the work by former New Jersey AG Anne Milgram at the Arnold Foundation to bring evidence-based systems to the criminal justice system. Applying what she calls “moneyball” to criminal justice, rather than creating a strict “redemption period” as noted by Profs. Blumstein and Nakamara, Milgram build a risk assessment tool to… Continue reading Predicting Risk for Re-Offending