Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Develop a smarter and effective criminal justice policy

We need to develop a smarter and effective criminal justice policy which keeps us safe, responds effectively to violent crimes, and gets a return on our investment in our criminal justice system.

As Attorney General, I would work with law enforcement and our district attorneys to keep Colorado safe and fight violent crimes, including sexual assault and domestic violence.

We also need to be smart in protecting consumers and fighting cyber crimes, including identity theft, which is the fastest growing crime in the U.S. As Attorney General, I will work with our district attorneys, public defenders, judges, legislators, and others to examine whether our approach to criminal sentencing takes full advantage of alternatives to incarceration, including using technology to ensure that those given alternative sentences are following their prescribed programs.  I also will examine how, using data analytics and other technologies, we can reduce rearrest rates  of released prisoners.

I will also fight to protect and improve Colorado’s marijuana legalization effort, which taxes the product to support education and works to ensure that the use of the drug is safe instead of spending resources putting sellers and consumers of marijuana in jail.