BOTEC Bulletin

Treating Opiate Addiction in Teens as a Disease, Not a Stigma

February 5, 2016 By: Lowry Heussler The “opiate epidemic” seems to have caused the public and our elected officials to come around on the matter of addictive illness; fewer of them favor jail over treatment, and you don’t hear as many…

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Two Degrees of Change

February 8, 2016 By: Samuel Hampsher According to new research from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2015 had the hottest global average temperature since records began, shattering the previous record set…

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predictive policing

Is Predictive Policing Like Minority Report?

By Clarissa Manning Imagine the ability to foresee every crime before it happens and stop the expected perpetrator before any heinous act is committed. If this scenario sounds familiar, you’re probably thinking of the 2002 film Minority Report. In the…

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The Hostage Situation Over Criminal Justice Reform

January 22, 2016 By Richard Hahn Thinking back on the very first official response to a State of the Union Address, delivered by Gerald Ford and Everett Dirksen in 1966, one cannot help but draw comparisons to Speaker Paul Ryan…

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GOP Debate Tells Us Much by Saying Little

By Richard Hahn Unlike Tuesday’s State of the Union Address, the latest GOP debate yielded at least one substantive policy recommendation on criminal justice: “Prosecute criminals, target bad guys.” This banality was issued by no less a figure than the…

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