C & C Blog

The Crime and Consequences Blog discusses crime and the criminal law. Topics include:

    1. Criminal and crime-related civil cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
    2. Significant decisions in the field by other courts.
    3. Studies with public policy implications related to crime and criminal justice.
    4. Links to and discussion of news items and blogs related to criminal law.

Like most blogs, this one has a distinctive point of view. We approach criminal law issues from the perspective of victims of crime and the law-abiding public. As most of the existing criminal law blogs are defense-oriented, this is a step toward balance in the blogosphere as a whole.

Why "Crime and Consequences"? The name reflects the underlying philosophy about crime. People have free will. People make choices. Those choices have consequences. When people choose to commit crimes, there are consequences for the victims, for the perpetrators, and for society. When society chooses how to punish crime, those choices also have consequences. Exploring these choices and their consequences is what this blog is about.

This blog is sponsored by the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, Sacramento, California. In addition to posts by CJLF staff, we will feature post by guest authors. The opinions expressed by outside authors reflect their individual opinion and are not necessarily those of CJLF.


Current CJLF blog authors:

    Michael Rushford— CJLF President.
    Kent Scheidegger— CJLF Legal Director.
    CJLF Staff— A group name for posts by student interns and posts with more than one contributor.

Guest authors:

    Steven Erickson— Private Practice in forensic psychology.
    Bill Otis— Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center; Special White House Counsel for President George H. W. Bush; former Chief, Appellate Division, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia.


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