I think both the conservative and liberal approaches to criminal justice are extreme. When conservatives say “longer sentences and harsher punishments, that’ll teach em,” it’s ridiculous. And when liberals say, “it’s not their fault, more programs and they’ll all change,” it’s also ridiculous. We need something like Aristotle’s middle road, of moderation. We need science to report studies that show what works and what doesn’t. What we do NOT need is populism, jingoism, and antiquated religious ideas about justice.