Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Around the Blogs, Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Matthew Bowen checks in with a typically good post on the counter-productive nature of so many of our child sex offender laws over at Prevention Works. . . . Doug Berman at Sentencing Law and Policy reviews the new NJ report on the death penalty in the state. Doug's the word on this stuff as far as many of us are concerned, so just let me second his concern about the harm to analysis that reports that don't deal completely with issues do and about inadequate and superficial criticisms of those reports. Sorry to hear that the opportunity was lost at least in part. . . . Real Cost of Prisons gives us a MI op-ed on the unequal equation of jobs created in some towns by building new prisons and the damage done to the entire state budget and the programs that meet other peoples' needs, including those for other forms of public safety. . . . And finally, at Made2Measure, the court performance measure blog, for those of you planning commissions as well, a very nice post on the whys and wherefores of building measurement systems and, importantly, building the information systems around them that will make them meaningful. This is a very good site and needs to post more, although, with the careful postings like this, you do appreciate the time they take as well. Check it out regularly.

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