Judgement is difficult. The final part of the Hippocratic quote I’ve been riffing on to write this series of essays. I can easily see in the word ‘indicium’ the root of our English word ‘indict’ which isn’t pronounced anything like it looks. Definition of indict transitive verb 1: to charge with a fault or offense… Read More Indicium Difficile Part I
As the events in Ferguson, MO, unfold, I have been watching for some time. Every couple of days in the Criminal Justice class I’m taking, we have talked about it, and yesterday we had a lengthy discussion as the rioting was still spinning out of control. I see it continues today, with the total at… Read More Where did Ferguson come from?
Continuing with my look at the Herbert Packer paper, Two Models of the Criminal Process, which I started yesterday. There are many problematic areas of the Justice System as it stands now. The pure Due Process model is ideal, but as I pointed out yesterday, reality is closer to a blend of the Crime Control… Read More Justice, Part 2