Can we understand criminal justice Biblically? Criminal justice in America is in need of reform, and attorney Matthew Martens has put his theological mind into a Christian proposal for good reform. In this conversation with Matt, Derek, and Alastair, Martens covers mere sample of issues covered in his book, including: coercion, social justice, presumption of innocence, and (this one really gets him going) absolute prosecutorial immunity.
Reforming Criminal Justice: A Christian Proposal, by Matthew T. Martens [affiliate link]
The Origins of Reasonable Doubt: Theological Roots of the Criminal Trial, James Q. Whitman [affiliate link]
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