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Reducing Crime, Reducing Incarceration

Reducing Crime, Reducing Incarceration

By Greg Berman

Reducing Crime, Reducing Incarceration: Essays on Criminal Justice Innovation (Quid Pro Books) makes the argument that sometimes small changes on the ground can add up to big improvements in the criminal justice system. 

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Trial and Error in Criminal Justice Reform: Learning from Failure

Trial and Error in Criminal Justice Reform: Learning from Failure

By Greg Berman and Aubrey Fox

Trial and Error in Criminal Justice Reform: Learning from Failure argues that public policies cannot be neatly divided into successes and failures. The book examines well-intended programs that for one reason or another fell short of their objectives yet also had positive effects.

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Daring to Fail

Daring to Fail

The winner of the 2010 PASS Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency,  Daring to Fail is a collection of interviews with leaders in a variety of fields – prosecution, policing, community corrections, indigent defense and others – about leadership, management and innovation.

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Good Courts: The Case for Problem-Solving Justice

Good Courts: The Case for Problem-Solving Justice

By Greg Berman and John Feinblatt

American criminal courts are in desperate need of reform. Public confidence in justice is at an all-time low. Victims, communities and even offenders see courts as unable to respond effectively to complex social and legal problems like drugs, domestic violence and quality-of-life crime. Even many judges and attorneys think that the courts produce assembly line justice.

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Drug Courts: Personal Stories

Drug Courts: Personal Stories

Edited by Robert Wolf and Greg Berman

A publication of the Center for Court Innovation and the New York State Unified Court System, Drug Courts: Personal Stories shares the accounts of the men and women who have turned their lives around by participating in New York’s drug courts—and the judges and case managers who help make this change happen.

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A Problem-Solving Revolution: Making Change Happen in State Courts

A Problem-Solving Revolution: Making Change Happen in State Courts

By Staff of the Center for Court Innovation

In this collection of essays, Center for Court Innovation staff  identify and address some of the most challenging questions faced by states as they seek to reform their court systems, moving beyond the implementation of specialized pilot projects.

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Documenting Results: Research on Problem-Solving Justice

Documenting Results: Research on Problem-Solving Justice

By Staff of the Center for Court Innovation

This collection of research reports, written by Center for Court Innovation staff, analyzes the impact of a broad range of problem-solving initiatives launched in New York State and nationwide over the past decade.

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Dispensing Justice Locally: The Implementation and Effects of the Midtown Community Court

Dispensing Justice Locally: The Implementation and Effects of the Midtown Community Court

By Ric Curtis, Brian Ostrom, David Rottman and Michele Sviridoff

Published by Harwood Academic Publishers, this book offers the original evaluation of the country's first community court, the Midtown Community Court,examining the court's impacts on local crime, public opinion and jail expeditures.

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