While Missouri recently adopted reforms to our criminal justice system, such as raising the age of criminal responsibility from seventeen to eighteen years old and improving our drug treatment courts, policymakers would be wise to continue pursuing changes that will keep Missourians safer, use tax dollars more effectively, and protect individual rights and liberty. When considering current problems and potential solutions, pursuing new policies requires balance, transparency, and constant measurement and evaluation to ensure that they achieve their objectives.
"Criminal Justice Reform in Missouri,"
Saint Louis University Law Journal: Vol. 63
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarship.law.slu.edu/lj/vol63/iss4/6