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Criminal Justice Breakout: How should the church apply “love your neighbor” and other biblical values to the American Criminal Justice System?

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Book Recommendation: Reforming Criminal Justice: A Christian Proposal by Matthew Martens

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Matthew Martens

Matthew T. Martens (JD, University of North Carolina School of Law; MABS, Dallas Theological Seminary) is a trial lawyer and partner at an international law firm in Washington, DC.

He has spent the bulk of his more than twenty-five-year legal career practicing criminal law both as a federal prosecutor and as a defense attorney. He served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist at the US Supreme Court and also as a political appointee in the criminal division of the US Justice Department under Attorney General Ashcroft.

Matt and his wife are members at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, and have two sons and a daughter. He’s the author of Reforming Criminal Justice: A Christian Proposal.

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