Criminal Justice. Four components to the system. Legislative-some examples… Felon voter right: Restored when no longer under DOC supervision-State. Fairness in Cocaine Sentencing Act Federal legislation to eliminate disparity in sentencing of crack vs. powder cocaine
2. Police-issues include
Washington State Institute for Public Policy report: Evidence-Based Public Policy Options to Reduce Future Prison Construction , Criminal Justice Costs, and Crime Rates
An analysis of 571 programs in place for adult offenders, juvenile offenders and prevention to determined what works and what the economic payoff is.
Motivated by projection of a need for 2 additional prisons in WA by 2020, possibly a third by 2030.
Costs are calculated by determining the benefits of the reduction in crime to victims and taxpayers minus the costs of the program.
2. Drug treatment in community
Statistics may relate “success” rates. Key question: How is success defined?