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TED Talks: Season 2016

2016x56 Adam Foss: A Prosecutor's Vision For A Better Justice System
TV-PG

  • 2016-03-21T00:00:00-04:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

When a kid commits a crime, the US justice system has a choice: prosecute to the full extent of the law, or take a step back and ask if saddling young people with criminal records is the right thing to do every time. In this searching talk, Adam Foss, a prosecutor with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office in Boston, makes his case for a reformed justice system that replaces wrath with opportunity, changing people's lives for the better instead of ruining them.

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