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  NCJ Number: NCJ 233452     Find in a Library
  Title: Daring to Fail: First-Person Stories of Criminal Justice Reform
  Document URL: PDF 
  Editor(s): Aubrey Fox ; Emily Gold
  Date Published: 2010
  Page Count: 93
  Annotation: This book provides 36 first-person accounts from leading criminal justice scholars, practitioners, and policymakers who have been devoted to criminal justice reform.
  Abstract: This book provides a public discussion of successes and failures to identify lessons learned by leaders in criminal justice reform. Contained within this book are representative samples of interviews of justice scholars, practitioners, and policymakers who have been devoted to criminal justice reform. Each interviewee reflects on challenges from their own professional career and lessons they have learned along the way. These interviews offer vivid testimonies that demonstrate how even the most successful and well-regarded leaders in the field of criminal justice have experienced setbacks. Almost all interviewees in this volume have been involved in a program that failed to achieve its goals or fell short of expectations in some way. These failures illustrate not only how difficult it is to achieve change within the criminal justice system, but also how failures are not professionally fatal and in some cases, the individuals learned from their mistakes and moved on to make tremendous contributions to the field. These accounts prove that despite long odds, frontline criminal justice practitioners have formulated a number of remarkable innovations that have made a significant difference on the ground and in the streets like drug courts, CompStat, Ceasefire, and problem-oriented policing.
  Main Term(s): Criminal justice system reform
  Index Term(s): Leadership ; Failure factors ; Model programs ; Success factors ; Criminal justice research
  Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2009-DD-BX-K017
  Publication Number: ISBN 0-9759505-3-3
  Sale Source: Center for Court Innovation
520 Eighth Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10018
United States of America
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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