Teri White Carns is a senior staff associate with the Alaska Judicial Council, where she has worked since 1974, directing many of its research projects. The council staffs Alaska’s Criminal Justice Working Group, a state-level commissioners and directors group that focuses on collaborating to guide policy and resolve interbranch problems.
Mark Bergstrom is the executive director of the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing. He is also an adviser to the Cost-Benefit Analysis Unit at the Vera Institute of Justice. Parts of this guest post were originally published in the February 2011 issue of Criminology and Public Policy.
In a recent paper in Criminology and Public Policy, Steven Durlauf and Daniel Nagin ask whether both imprisonment and crime can be reduced.