Center for Court Innovation
Summer Reading from the Center for Court Innovation

As you plan your summer reading list, here are some titles to consider from the Center for Court Innovation:

Trial & Error in Criminal Justice Reform: Learning from Failure
"The premise of Trial & Error in Criminal Justice Reform by Greg Berman and Aubrey Fox of New York’s Center for Court Innovation is that research into criminal justice suffers because so much attention is paid to programs that succeeded and so little to the flops...the book aims to prompt changes in America but it has lessons for other countries too." – The Economist
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Good Courts: The Case for Problem-Solving Justice
"Greg Berman and John Feinblatt, in their new book Good Courts, put forward fundamental reforms to restore accountability and legitimacy to our criminal justice system." Mother Jones
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Daring to Fail: First Person Stories of Criminal Justice Reform
Winner of the 2010 PASS Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for furthering public understanding of criminal justice issues.
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Documenting Results: Research on Problem-Solving Justice
A collection of research reports, written by Center for Court Innovation staff, documenting the impact of a broad range of innovative criminal justice experiments.
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Dispensing Justice Locally: The Implementation and Effects of the Midtown Community Court
"Every criminal justice practitioner, academic, student, and policy-maker should have this book." George Kelling
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Drug Courts: Personal Stories
A collection of first-person stories by men and women who have turned their lives around by participating in drug courts.
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A Problem-Solving Revolution: Making Change Happen in State Courts
A collection of essays exploring the most challenging questions faced by states as they seek to reform their court systems.
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Trial & Error