When the Criminal Justice System Screws Up

New NIJ Special Report: Mending Justice: Sentinel Event Reviews Errors in our criminal justice system inflict specific harm—an individual is wrongfully convicted, a criminal goes free, and people lose trust in the justice system. Errors are potential “sentinel events” that can signal complicated, interconnected flaws in the system. Drawing on lessons from medicine and aviation, […]

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Are Violent Offenders Escaping the Criminal Justice System?

It always amazes us when people have inflated opinions about the capacities of the criminal justice system. Watch any evening television show about criminal investigation and you have a plethora of young, great looking people using the latest technology solving crimes and capturing bad guys.   They come up with more clever lines in 30 […]

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Crime and Justice–Hampered by the Numbers

Crime in America.Net crime news. Gentlereaders: In a previous post, we discussed juvenile arrest statistics and compared them to two national studies of crime; all suggest that crime rates and totals are down throughout the Unites States and that this continues an almost continuous trend for the last 15 years or more. We also stated […]

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Remarks by Attorney General Eric Holder on Crime and Crime Prevention

Thursday, July 9, 2009 Laurie, thank you for that wonderful introduction. When I asked Laurie to come back to the Justice Department to lead our Office of Justice Programs, I was keenly aware of how much she would have to give up to join us. Not only did she take leave from the University of […]

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Foundation stymied in tackling street crime

By Maria Cramer, Boston Globe Staff | July 1, 2009 The Boston Foundation’s ambitious $26 million proposal to fight crime by focusing on the city’s most dangerous gang members has become mired in early fund-raising problems and growing discontent among community leaders who believe they are being denied a role in the effort. “We’re not […]

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