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Trial and Error in Criminal Justice Reform: Learning from Failure

Document date: May 27, 2010
Released online: May 27, 2010
Trial and Error in Criminal Justice Reform: Learning from Failure examines well-intended programs that fell short of their objectives (D.A.R.E. and Operation Ceasefire being prime examples). "While our research has not unearthed a foolproof path to successful reform, we do know how to guarantee failure, and that is to continue with business as usual," write Burman and Fox. Trial and Error in Criminal Justice Reform honors innovative policymakers and practitioners—judges, cops, attorneys, parole officers, researchers, educators, and politicians—by advocating that they be given the time, space, and encouragement to learn from their predecessors and analyze their own foibles.

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Topics/Tags: | Crime/Justice

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