On this week’s episode, Matt Martens joins She Thinks podcast as we consider criminal justice through the lens of faith, asking the question: how do we seek the best for both the criminally victimized and the criminally accused? We discuss the history of the American criminal justice system—its successes and its failures—and look at the best way to love our neighbor. Is justice love? 

Matt Martens is a trial lawyer and partner at an international law firm in Washington, DC. He graduated first in his class both at the University of North Carolina School of Law and at Dallas Theological Seminary. Matt has spent the bulk of his more than 25-year legal career practicing criminal law, both as a federal prosecutor and as a defense attorney. Early in his career, he served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist at the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the author of a recent book entitled “Reforming Criminal Justice: A Christian Proposal.”