Trial and Error

Interviews

R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy

R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy

Prior to being sworn in as President Obama's new "Drug Czar," R. Gil Kerlikowske served as chief of the Seattle Police Department. As chief, he shared his thoughts with the Center for Court Innovation about the challenges police departments face in admitting failure publicly.

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David Wilson Associate Professor, Administration of Justice, George Mason University

David Wilson Associate Professor, Administration of Justice, George Mason University

Researcher David Wilson talks about how researchers and the public define failure differently and the importance of having modest expectations for what crime programs can accomplish.

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Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice President Jeremy Travis, who helped launch a national discussion about the challenges of prisoner reentry, discusses the role that openness about failure can play in advancing criminal justice reform.

 

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Judith Sachwald, former Director of Maryland's Division of Parole and Probation

Judith Sachwald, former Director of Maryland's Division of Parole and Probation

The former Director of Maryland's Division of Parole and Probation, Judith Sachwald discusses the challenge of creating a culture of innovation within a public safety organization.

 

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Laurie Robinson, Professor, George Mason University

Laurie Robinson, Professor, George Mason University

Laurie Robinson shares her thoughts on the role government can play in promoting a healthy conversation about criminal justice reform.

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Michael Scott, Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School

Michael Scott, Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School

Former police chief and academic Michael Scott talks about the unique challenges police face in being more open about failure.

 

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Tim Murray, Executive Director, Pretrial Justice Institute

Tim Murray, Executive Director, Pretrial Justice Institute

A former Department of Justice official under President Bill Clinton, Tim Murray shares his insights about the importance of "calculated candor" about failure.

 

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Zili Sloboda, Senior Research Associate at the University of Akron's Institute for Health and Social Policy

Zili Sloboda, Senior Research Associate at the University of Akron's Institute for Health and Social Policy

Researcher Zili Sloboda talks about the role evaluation research has played in changing a popular, and controversial, drug abuse prevention program.

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