U.S. Department of Justice

A Framework for Evidence-Based Decision Making in Local Criminal Justice Systems. 3rd ed.

Publication year: 2010 | Cataloged on: May. 03, 2010
Thumbnail preview ANNOTATION: This report is essential reading for individuals wanting to achieve "measurable reductions of pretrial misconduct and post-conviction reoffending" (p.6). Eight sections follow an introduction (a new paradigm for the justice system): underlying premises; the key decision points, decision makers, and stakeholders in the criminal justice system; examining justice system decision making through the lens of harm reduction; the principles underlying the framework; applying evidence-based principles to practice; key challenges to implementing this framework; collaboration—a key ingredient of an evidence-based system; and building evidence-based agencies.
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