Robin Steinberg’s Passionate Quest to Reform Cash Bail

The TED Interview | 20 November 2018 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with public defense lawyer Robin Steinberg about the fund she set up to pay bail for those unable to make bail. Makes the case that poor people plead guilty when innocent to avoid returning to jail when they can’t fund bail. Backed up with compelling statistics.

Jennifer Doleac on Crime

EconTalk | 21 January 2019 | 1h 22m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Jennifer Doleac about research on crime, police, and the unexpected consequences of the criminal justice system. Topics discussed include legislation banning asking job applicants if they’ve been in prison, body cameras for police, the use of DNA databases, the use of Naloxone to prevent death from opioid overdose, and the challenges of being an economist who thinks about crime using the economist’s toolkit.