Stephanie Mccrummen

For Stephanie Mccrummen's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Mental health courts seek to treat, rather than jail

/ Aug 25, 2013

Mental health courts seek to treat, rather than jail

The charge was stealing a tow truck. The defendant was a baby-faced 27-year-old in shorts and a Chicago Bulls jersey. His hair was slightly matted, wrists cuffed in front, hands clutching a brown paper bag, demeanor slackened by anti-psychotic medications. "Why don't we take testimony?" ...

What role will 'walking NGO' Clinton choose next?

/ Nov 27, 2012

What role will 'walking NGO' Clinton choose next?

On a recent Monday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton walked with her husband onto a stage at the New York Sheraton to cheers and whoops and a standing ovation that only got louder as she tried to quiet things down. It was a friendly ...