Stonewall: The Tipping Point For Gay Rights. Is Criminal Justice Next?
'The mindset about criminality, punishment, and retribution as opposed to rehabilitation and restorative justice, took hold in the 80s and 90s and lingers today. Many leaders of district attorney offices around the country — supervisors, bureau chiefs, etc. — still cling to an older view of what’s necessary to stop crime (jail and more jail), as opposed to what might actually help the prisoner not reoffend, thereby making communities safer. They eschew scientific studies that show how misidentifications are common, that retribution is a far inferior way to deal with crime in the long run than alternatives to incarceration.'
The tipping point may be near, but until people in positions of training others and dictating policy retire or are voted out of office, there will be no widespread change.