Video and Multimedia
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Video 1: A Prosecutor's Vision for a Better Justice System
Description: Adam Foss, a prosecutor with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office in Boston, makes his case for a reformed justice system that replaces wrath with opportunity, changing people's lives for the better instead of ruining them.
Video 2: The Neuroscience of Restorative Justice
Description: Daniel Reisel studies the brains of criminal psychopaths (and mice). And he asks a big question: Instead of warehousing these criminals, shouldn't we be using what we know about the brain to help them rehabilitate? Put another way: If the brain can grow new neural pathways after an injury . . . could we help the brain regrow morality?
Audio 1: Bipartisan Measure Would Protect Juveniles in the Justice System
Description: Senators Charles Grassley and Sheldon Whitehouse introduced bipartisan legislation to increase funding and overhaul a federal law that's designed to protect juveniles.
Audio 2: Time to Rethink How Young Adults Are Punished, Experts Say
Description: A discussion surrounding having a separate system for juveniles and adults given what we know now on brain development.
Web 1: Youth in the Justice System
Description: The Juvenile Law Center’s website provides a brief discussion on youth in the justice system
Web 2: Juvenile Justice System Structure and Process
Description: OJJDP website that discusses the process and flow of the juvenile justice system.