In his Criminal Law column, Ken Strutin, director of legal information services at the New York State Defenders Association, writes: The timeline of rehabilitation policies has had its peaks and valleys, usually keyed to the underlying philosophy of the period. Still, the U.S. Supreme Court has recently reminded us that rehabilitation is always relevant. At the same time, the latest discoveries about the brain's operations and effective behavioral treatments are igniting another peak in the progress of the rehabilitative ideal.
Rehabilitation and the Science of Second Chances
New York Law Journal
July 24, 2012
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