Barry Krisberg quoted in San Francisco Chronicle (registration required), Sept. 2, 2015
The falling numbers are a good indication that police-community relations are improving, according to Barry Krisberg, a UC Berkeley criminologist. “Oakland has been pretty quiet compared to the 600 bullets fired in Stockton, or some pretty horrendous lethal-force incidents in San Jose,” he said.
Barry Krisberg interviewed for The Washington Post, August 15, 2015
“I would rate Jerry Miller the most influential juvenile justice and criminal justice reformer of the past 50 years,” Barry Krisberg … said in an interview. “His approach to juvenile justice is today the national norm.”
Barry Krisberg quoted in San Jose Mercury News, August 3, 2015
“There is no way on earth that a 15-year-old could have fully comprehended what he was doing,” said Barry Krisberg.… “He might be able to recount the events that resulted, but the notion that he comprehended the consequences of his action flies in the face of all the science we know.”
Barry Krisberg quoted in The Washington Post, June 1, 2015
“The study looked at who was committing the violence, who was doing the shooting and when,” said Barry Krisberg. “And it came down to a small number of people. … Violence tends to be concentrated in certain social areas, and most of the people who engage in criminal violence engage people they know, or are related to, and it spreads from generation to generation.”
Barry Krisberg quoted in Los Angeles Times, April 25, 2015
Barry Krisberg … said the alternative justice lobby is unlikely to affect lawmakers’ votes on criminal penalties. “The politicians are still pretty frightened about crossing the law enforcement unions.”
Franklin Zimring and Barry Krisberg cited in UT San Diego, April 24, 2015
Zimring: Because of prison realignment (to county jails) and other policies in response to federal prison overcrowding orders, California has undertaken “a pretty substantial experiment in decarceration,” he added, and yet crime just keeps falling.
Krisberg says many Republicans—typically leaders of the law-and-order coalition—now often back changes that help reduce costs and incarceration rates, even as some Democrats oppose them because of their closeness to the prison guards and police unions.
Barry Krisberg quoted in Contra Costa Times, March 18, 2015
“This fight is going on in almost every county in California,” says Barry Krisberg, a criminologist at UC Berkeley. “Unfortunately, in a lot of places the traditional voices are winning.”
Barry Krisberg quoted in Orange County Register, February 21, 2015
“Until the savings money from 47 gets translated back into the counties, and that’ll take a couple years, we probably have a period where things are no better than they were,” he said. “The single most important thing we can do is get the dollars into community organizations and groups who are prepared to and can run accredited drug-treatment programs.”
Barry Krisberg interviewed by Contra Costa Times, February 17, 2015
California prisons are so deadly in part because they are so large, with many holding more than 4,000 inmates, said Barry Krisberg.
Barry Krisberg quoted in The New York Times, February 1, 2015
“A lot of departments pay lip service to community policing, but Richmond is actually doing it,” Krisberg said.