Title

Our Criminal Legal System: Plagued by Problems and Ripe for Reform

Document Type

Magazine Article

Publication Year

2020

Journal Title

Dispute Resolution Magazine

ISSN

1077-3592

Abstract

The important movement toward reforming the United States’ criminal legal system is widespread geographically and politically. Elements of reform have occurred top down, judicially or administratively, as well as bottom up, driven by nonprofit organizations, litigants, court administrators, and community groups. Dispute resolution professionals bring particular skills and mindsets that can advance criminal justice reform. This article looks at three areas where reform can be promoted and powered by dispute resolution professionals: plea bargaining, problem-solving courts, and restorative justice.

First Page

6

Last Page

8

Num Pages

3

Volume Number

26

Issue Number

1

Publisher

American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution

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