Procedural Justice

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Reinvesting in Justice: What Comes Next?

Reinvesting in Justice: What Comes Next?

Justice practitioners gathered at the Dallas City Hall for a regional summit to explore criminal justice challenges and highlight innovative programs.

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Punitive court fines 'undermine respect for the law'

An article in The Guardian describes the Centre for Justice Innovation's critique of mandatory, punitive fines in English and Welsh criminal courts that the Centre says undermines respect for the law.

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Community Justice 2014 Draws International Audience

Community Justice 2014 Draws International Audience

Participants from more than 75 U.S. jurisdictions and 10 countries gathered in San Francisco for Community Justice 2014, an international summit on how to reduce crime and incarceration while improving public trust in justice.

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The Case for Procedural Justice: Fairness as a Crime Prevention Tool

The Case for Procedural Justice: Fairness as a Crime Prevention Tool

By Emily Gold LaGratta

The COPS Office of the U.S. Department of Justice published a series of articles on procedural justice. Emily Gold explores how lessons learned from the Center's Improving Courtroom Communication project may help police departments enhance perceptions of fairness among the communities they work, while simultaneously reducing crime.

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Improving Courtroom Communication: A National Experiment

Improving Courtroom Communication: A National Experiment

By Emily Gold LaGratta

With funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Center for Court Innovation and The National Judicial College have launched a national demonstration project that will attempt to improve procedural justice in an urban criminal court setting.

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Judges Matter: How Courts Reduce Crime and Save Money

Judges Matter: How Courts Reduce Crime and Save Money

By Greg Berman and Michael Rempel

This op-ed from the New York Law Journal reports findings from a drug court study that suggests the success of drug courts stems largely from the judge.

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Defendant Perceptions of Fairness at the Red Hook Community Justice Center

By Somjen M. Frazer

In an effort to assess the impact of the Red Hook Community Justice Center on defendant perceptions of fairness, the Center for Court Innovation conducted a survey of nearly 400 misdemeanor defendants, who had their cases handled at either the Justice Center or a traditional, centralized criminal court. The goal was to evaluate the effects of court location (Red Hook or the traditional court), defendant background (race, ethnicity, sex and socioeconomic status), the outcome of their current court case (dismissed or required to return to court; required to attend drug treatment or not), and the stage of their case at the time of the survey (arraignment or subsequent court appearance).

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