Jun 1, 2009

Failure and Criminal Justice Reform

Our colleagues at the Center for Court Innovation had an interesting conversation about failure and policing innovations with R. Gil Kerlikowske, who was selected by President Barack Obama to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Prior to being named drug czar, he was the chief of the Seattle Police Department. This article seems particularly relevant now, as the New York Police Department is confronting its own recent training and diversity failures in the wake of Officer Omar Edwards' death.

"The old joke is that in policing, there are no failures. If you know of a failure, please let me know."