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Prescription for Safer Communities

Source: (2004) Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy. 18: 387-399.Chuck Colson and Pat Nolan write that, for over three decades, the United States has been unable to reduce the high rate of crime and make communities safer. From person... READ MORE

Truth, Justice, Peace: The Foundations of Restorative Justice

Source: (1998) Regent University Law Review 10, Spring 1998.In this essay, Colson contends that a society will exchange personal liberty for personal safety when a lack of internal restraint causes crime to increase. The lack of internal restraint... READ MORE

Justice Report

Source: (1994) Justice Report. (Fall 1994), complete issueSeveral articles in this report focus on restorative justice in California, community corrections, the role of moral choices in crime control, the direction and future of corrections and in... READ MORE

Alternatives to incarceration

Source: (1989) The Journal of State Government 62 (March/April): 59-64.In this article, Colson and Van Ness point out the need for reform in the criminal justice system in the United States. Overcrowding in prisons, ballooning costs, and failure t... READ MORE

Convicted: New Hope for Ending America's Crime Crisis

Source: (1989) Westchester, IL: Crossway Books, 109p.This essay describes the problems inherent in U.S. prisons, jails, courtrooms and communities, and emphasizes the need for a new philosophy to deal with crime. Topics include: the "real" roots o... READ MORE