Sunday, November 22, 2015

Is Congress Ready to Back a New Crime Commission?

Growing Congressional interest in justice reform has improved the prospects for creation of a National Criminal Justice Commission that can spearhead a "top to bottom review" of the justice system, says Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI).

Peters told the American Society of Criminology yesterday that the time was "long overdue" for a national effort similar in scope to the Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice created by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965.

At a panel marking the 50th anniversary of the LBJ initiative, Peters was joined by staff members of the original commission for a discussion of the challenges and prospects of a new national effort to muster support for innovation in criminal justice.

More:  http://www.thecrimereport.org/news/articles/2015-11-hope-for-a-national-crime-commission-skepticism-on-p

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