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NASC Workshop: The Power of Data - Shared screen with speaker view
Stephen JohnsonGrove
17:55
Wow. I mean, tell us how it really is... :-)
Douglas Berman
31:49
yum
Stephen JohnsonGrove
36:22
Can we get a link to the article Dr. Pfaff just referenced about Sentencing Commissions?
Douglas Berman
40:48
I think Prof Pfaff may have been referencing:Delegating Punitive Power: The Political Economy of Sentencing Commission and Guideline Formation, 84 Tex. L. Rev. 1973 (2006)
John Pfaff
43:05
That Barkow piece is excellent, and has some pretty intriguing political implications, but think the one I was referring to was this one: https://www.uclalawreview.org/administering-crime/
Stephen JohnsonGrove
44:35
Thanks!
Douglas Berman
45:17
Ah yes, Administering Crime," 52 UCLA L. Rev. 715 (2005). for those of you scoring at home
Kelly L Mitchell
53:02
Rather than looking at recidivism as a metric, it could be intersting to flip it to a positive and look at successful completion of sentence (without recidivism) as a metric.
Douglas Berman
56:58
Great point, Kelly, which has me thinking about what data we do not even think to collect....
tvelazquez
01:08:38
I'm interested to know if sentencing commissions ever weigh in on the role that other non-CJ systems play in the success of sentencing reforms. For example, availability of treatment for mental health and substance use disorders. Data can show a reform is "unsuccessful" in terms of recidivism but this can be due in part to lack of supportive services.
sara andrews
01:15:15
They are gone, whew!
Rebecca
01:15:33
How can sentencing commissions best use their data to look at disparities and contribute to the ongoing racial discussions going on?
Nathaniel J Reitz
01:18:34
I have some reluctance to openly publish individual judges' sentencing practices: (1) These data are easy for judicial election opponents to misuse; (2) Publication may thus incentivize fewer mitigated departures from Sentencing Guidelines. Comments?
Keri-Anne Jetzer
01:23:16
Nathaniel - Washington's SGC was directed by statute to produce annual judges' reports. After several years, it was determined that they weren't used and was removed from statute.
Stephen JohnsonGrove
01:23:56
"There's just no worthy result at the end of the trail once you have the data," [retired Justice Paul Pfeifer, executive director of the Ohio Judicial Conference] said, before adding, "There's a whole bureaucracy of folks who like to play with numbers." (quote from Gongwer article, May 2018)
Mark Bergstrom
01:24:44
Nate... in PA I think it has been a positive... better quality data.