Author Archives: Angela Hawken

Fixing the Parole System


This article is in The Path Not Studied, Summer 2008


A system relying on swiftness and certainty of punishment rather than on severity would result in less crime and fewer people in prison. About 600,000 felons will be released from prison this year in the United States and begin some form of official supervision, usually parole. But the nation’s system for managing them in the […]

Eight Questions for Drug Policy Research


This article is in Social Science and Environmental Policy, Summer 2012


The current research agenda has only limited capacity to shrink the damage caused by drug abuse. Some promising alternative approaches could lead to improved results. Drug abuse—of licit and illicit drugs alike—is a big medical and social problem and attracts a substantial amount of research attention. But the most attractive and most easily fundable research […]