Crimes and Punishments: In the 21st Century
Depending on your perspective the criminal justice systems of western civilization are either broken or operating precisely as intended. Either way, the jury is no longer out. Our institutions must be wholly reimagined. The philosophical foundations of thought must be brought into the 21st century. More
Depending on your perspective the criminal justice systems of western civilization are either broken or operating precisely as intended. Either way, the jury is no longer out. Our institutions must be wholly reimagined. The philosophical foundations of thought must be brought into the 21st century.
A life course that wove from a 17-year-old U.S. Marine to a decade on the streets of Baltimore to international police consultant to a scholar of management systems, provided a unique combination of experiences for Michael Wood, who stated;
"Like most cops, the emotions felt when pinning the badge on my uniform for the first time was a source of immense pride, but also a shocking reality to the complication of performing a duty under the weight of such power and responsibility. The callousness of veteran cops and the braggadocios masculinity of the streets are immature expressions of the generations of trauma enacted on our brothers and sisters from a system oppressing us all. My internal fights with policing, whistleblowing, scholarly endeavors, reform efforts, and politics, have failed in exhausting fashion. I believe one of the reasons behind my struggles is that I had not laid out a consistent and intertwined philosophy of what in the hell I was trying to say. For the philosophical foundations of crimes and punishments ushered into the 21st century, a reimagination of our institutions is necessary.
Building off the famous work of Cesare Beccaria, I construct those pathways to the enlightenment period of justice. Free will, sanctuary cities, gun control, eyewitness testimony, incarceration, and more must all work together for a prosperous society. Learning these lessons has been a brutal journey for me, and it is unlikely to be an easy one for you either, but it is one that we owe to the future. To make a safer world for our children to enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
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