Derek Cohen

Derek M. Cohen is a policy analyst for the Center for Effective Justice with the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin. He may be reached at [email protected]

Ignore Rolling Stone’s Dangerously Naive Ideas About ‘A Cop-Free World’

When you refuse to hold individuals to account for their actions and assume we’re all victims of the system, going cop-free makes sense.

Race And Stand Your Ground

We live in a world where perception is reality and confirmation biases run wild.

Restorative Justice Programs – An Alternative to State-Centered Punishment

Though limited in adoption, restorative justice programs have shown promising results in dealing with low-level offenders in the United States and abroad.