Scott Burns

Guest

Executive Director of the National District Attorneys Association

Scott Burns on KCRW

After 30 years of being "tough on crime," the US -- with 5% of the world's population -- has 25% of its prisoners, and that's very expensive. Now the crime rate is way down.

What's Happened to America's 'Crackdown on Crime?'

After 30 years of being "tough on crime," the US -- with 5% of the world's population -- has 25% of its prisoners, and that's very expensive. Now the crime rate is way down.

from To the Point

The Sixth Amendment guarantees a fair trial to every American accused of a crime. But trials are no longer the basis of the criminal justice system.

Why Do Innocent People Plead Guilty?

The Sixth Amendment guarantees a fair trial to every American accused of a crime. But trials are no longer the basis of the criminal justice system.

from To the Point

More from KCRW

Attorney General William Barr released the highly anticipated Mueller report this morning.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

All the White House hopefuls talk about Climate Change. But Democrat Jay Inslee says it’s not just one issue; it’s all the issues.

from To the Point

In a bold statement, a leading dean of journalism argues that in abandoning Julian Assange, the mainstream media have abandoned the First Amendment.

from Scheer Intelligence

What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic. It’s not just glacial melting and rising seas, but rising temperatures mean trouble for plants and animals.

from To the Point

Secretary Nielsen resigns, starting a string of departures at DHS

from Left, Right & Center

It’s invisible in some places, but dirty air kills millions of people all over the world. That’s even true in America, despite the Clean Air Act and California’s Air Resources Board.

from To the Point

Big Tech is a benefit to the modern world. But unlimited data collection may lead to unlimited power.

from To the Point

More than a million species of plants, animals, fish and insects are going extinct because of human activity. A massive report from the UN blames it partly on climate change.

from To the Point

It’s a special live episode from USC Gould School of Law!

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers