Criminalization & Abolition
The adversarial and punitive “justice” system that forms the bedrock of the modern American court system has been nothing short of an abject failure in its every address to the societal issues that it uses to justify it existence. The punitive system that constitutes the law in the United States actively harms countless people every day, taking community members from their loved ones to be exploited for labor and subjected to social exclusion. The fact that the U.S. imprisonment rate is so dramatically high is a testament to the system’s failure. We’re long past due to start embracing a more collaborative and restorative concept of justice.