Anthony Bradley

Anthony is associate professor of religious studies at The King's College in New York and a research fellow at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty.

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Good families reduce crime

Crime | Studies show the factors early in life that lead to juvenile and adult criminal behavior
by Anthony Bradley
Posted 5/17/17, 04:24 pm

As U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions advises federal prosecutors to get tougher on crime, Christians can use this as an opportunity to consider why it is that people commit crimes in the first place. While conservatives tend to highlight the individual’s choice to sin against society and progressives tend to point to structural issues like poverty, the truth is actually somewhere in the middle. For example, in the juvenile justice system, we see the tragic intersection of the breakdown of the family, acting out, and poor choices that often leads to adult criminal behavior.

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Unfortunate untruths about overcriminalization

Prison | Film about America’s criminal justice crisis advances a factually flawed narrative
by Anthony Bradley
Posted 12/12/16, 02:42 pm

Nearly two years ago I decided to focus much of my research on the intersection of theological ethics and criminal justice reform. I read thousands of pages of history and data before I felt remotely credible enough to speak or write about these issues publicly. I also started teaching a course on criminal justice reform in order to concentrate on the subject even more.

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A third option for president: Abstention

Campaign 2016 | Christians are not morally obligated to vote in this year’s presidential election
by Anthony Bradley
Posted 11/04/16, 02:11 pm

Back in March, Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, attempted to help Christians navigate the difficulties we now face in choosing between “two morally problematic” presidential candidates.

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