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A number of governors are seeking to eliminate state personal and corporate income taxes and substitute higher sales taxes. To assess the impact and morality of these proposed changes, one needs to look first at the current state-local tax burdens of state populations.
Dr. Mikulich discusses the fundamental principles of Catholic social thought and their application to current election issues.
The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University recently updated its Voting Rights and Laws map.
JSRI Fellow Alex Mikulich signed “On All of Our Shoulders: A Catholic Call to Protect the Endangered Common Good,” along with over 150 Catholic theologians, academics, and ministers.
The length of time served in prison has increased markedly over the last two decades, according to a new study by Pew's Public Safety Performance Project. Prisoners released in 2009 served an average of nine additional months in custody, or 36 percent longer, than offenders released in 1990.
In the last issue of JustSouth Quarterly, my article, “Stop Casting Stones: The Failure of Punitive Crime Policy,” focused on what does not work in criminal policing. A key point to remember about the failure of punitive crime policy is that getting “tough on crime,” through more arrests, more incarceration, harsher sentences, and imposition of the death penalty contribute to a “vicious cycle” of violence itself.
The collective failure to mourn the loss of every life and failure to recognize how every victim is one of our own marks our own inhumanity. There is a different way. This article will highlight best criminal justice practices from other cities in a subsequent article and focuses on a prerequisite of recognizing the failure of a punitive criminal justice system.