ABSTRACT: “Each year, millions of Americans fail to appear in court for low-level offenses, and warrants are then issued for their arrest. In two field studies in New York City, we make critical information salient by redesigning the summons form and providing text message reminders. These interventions reduce failures to appear by 13-21% and lead to 30,000 fewer arrest warrants over a 3-year period. In lab experiments, we find that while criminal justice professionals see failures to appear as relatively unintentional, laypeople believe they are more intentional. These lay beliefs reduce support for policies that make court information salient and increase support for punishment. Our findings suggest that criminal justice policies can be made more effective and humane by anticipating human error in unintentional offenses.” Access Full Article.
Tomorrow I am in Iowa City speaking about all things Legal Innovation at the University of Iowa Law School ! Access the #MAKELAWBETTER Talk Slides Here.
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Judy Perry Martinez , Innovation Center American Bar Association
Daniel B. Rodriguez , Dean Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law Tiffany Graves, Pro Bono Counsel Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Jack Newton, co-founder & CEO Clio – Legal Practice Management Software Jun Qiu, CPA, CPA, Chicago Kent College of Law
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Featuring Phil Malone, Stephanie Kimbro and my future Chicago Kent colleague Ronald W. Staudt … worth a watch …