Location: RM 271
Options for Reducing Incarceration
SENTENCING IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
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10:07 AM -- Options for Reducing Incarceration
Mr. Roger Przybylski, Applied Research and Evaluation Consultant, RKC Group, provided his expertise on the issue of how to reduce the incarceration level in Colorado. Mr. Przybylski discussed the relationship between incarceration and crime rates, as well as the relationship between incarceration and crime deterrence. Mr. Przybylski responded to questions regarding how increasing criminal sentences affects deterrence, and his position on returning parolees to prison for technical violations such as drug use.
Mr. Przybylski continued to address questions about how best to use resources to address recidivism among the parolee population, and responded to questions regarding his earlier statements about incarceration, crime rates, and deterrence.
Discussion continued regarding certain research findings about the relationship between incarceration, crime rates, and recidivism. Mr. Przybylski responded to questions regarding the use of polygraphy for sex offenders.
Mr. Przybylski returned to his presentation, discussing potential ways to reform criminal sentencing to reduce incarceration and recidivism. Discussion ensued regarding probation early termination programs.
Mr. Przybylski returned to making specific recommendations about sentencing, focusing on offender reentry. Mr. Przybylski responded to questions regarding the element of discretion throughout the criminal justice system. He then discussed risk assessment analysis, and the prosecutorial decision-making process.
Mr. Przybylski responded to questions regarding the parole process.