Tough-on crime approach under increasing scrutiny, criticism

Anyone who watches reruns of 1970s criminal law dramas on television can readily conjure up the prototypical portrayal of the American landscape that featured at the time: urban areas ridden with social instability, drug dealers openly plying their wares on street corners and, most frighteningly, violent criminals freely roaming the streets because the criminal justice… Read More

Georgia’s air war on marijuana growers

The rigor with which Georgia law enforcement authorities pursue and seek to convict individuals on marijuana-related drug charges in the state can be amply appreciated by contrast. Colorado serves well as a case in point. While Georgia law still provides for some of the most stringent criminal penalties in the country for marijuana possession of… Read More