Local Nation Podcast
About This Show
Inspiring Americans to think about how we live together, with short explainers, conversations, and surprising stories about the institutions and ideas we invent to govern our lives at the local level. It's local government for non-wonks and above-average citizens, covering everything from district attorneys, to city charts, to zoning, to public schools.
Most Recent Episode
#004 Risk and Needs Assessment: A Primer
5 days ago
Human judgment is imperfect. Because of that, local governments are developing or purchasing risk and needs assessment tools to support decision making at various points throughout the criminal justice system. Can a statistical approach help us make more objective decisions about punishment and rehabilitation?
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Dec 2, 2017