Adding Value to Conversations about Criminal Reform
ABA Dispute Resolution Magazine, 2020
6 Pages Posted: 3 Sep 2020 Last revised: 15 Sep 2020
Date Written: January 1, 2020
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
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