Adding Value to Conversations about Criminal Reform

ABA Dispute Resolution Magazine, 2020

St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-0008

6 Pages Posted: 3 Sep 2020 Last revised: 15 Sep 2020

Date Written: January 1, 2020

Abstract

In February 2018, the Justice Center of the New York County Lawyers Association established a Plea Bargaining Task Force. The task force was charged with examining why factually innocent defendants in the New York metropolitan area plead guilty and with prescribing viable recommendations to remedy this injustice. This article highlights how the strategic design of the task force added value to the task force's work and furthered its mission.

Keywords: justice, dispute system design, criminal reform, race, innocent defendants plead guilty, task force, difficult conversations, lawyers

JEL Classification: K14

Suggested Citation

Greenberg, Elayne E., Adding Value to Conversations about Criminal Reform (January 1, 2020). ABA Dispute Resolution Magazine, 2020, St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-0008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3623255

Elayne E. Greenberg (Contact Author)

St. John's University School of Law ( email )

8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
United States

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