For Immediate Release:  Mar 24, 2010
2010, 03, 24

Judge Jonathan Lippman Visits Hofstra Law, Discusses Reduction of Crime and Incarceration in New York State

Judge Jonathan Lippman Visits Hofstra Law, Discusses Reduction of Crime and Incarceration in New York State

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — The Honorable Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the State of New York and Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, visited Hofstra Law School to discuss how New York State has been able to significantly reduce crime and incarceration over the past two decades.

Delivering the annual Howard and Iris Kaplan Memorial Lecture, Chief Judge Lippman postulated that improved policing, public private partnerships, investments in alternative to incarceration programs, and a shift in the overall judicial mindset worked in tandem to achieve these reductions. He emphasized that these initiatives have led to cost savings within the criminal justice system as well as positive changes in the lives of individuals, families, and local communities throughout the state.

Highlights from Chief Judge Lippman's remarks - entitled A Judicial Perspective: How New York State Reduced Crime and Incarceration - can be viewed below.

The goal of the Kaplan Lecture Series bring jurists of distinction and prominence to Hofstra Law School to address students, faculty, alumni and the legal community on important and timely legal issues.

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