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Title: Review of Greg Berman and John Feiblantt (eds), 'Good courts: the case for problem solving justice' (New York: The New Press, 2005) pp i-xiii, 1-237. ISBN: 978 1 56584 973 0.
Contributor(s): Al-Feel, AA (author)
Publication Date: 2006
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: This book is about a quiet revolution among American Criminal Courts. Belief in the value of criminal courts is at an all-time low: victims, communities and even offenders view courts as unable to respond adequately to complex social and legal problems including drugs, prostitution, domestic violence and quality-of-life crime. Even many judges and attorneys in the U.S. think that the courts produce assembly-line justice. This book describes problem-solving courts, which offer an effective alternative and which are increasingly being embraced by even the most hard-on-crime jurists. Greg Berman and John Feinblatt were instrumental in setting up New York's midtown community court and the Red Hook Community Justice Center - two of the nation's premier models for problem-solving justice. These alternative courts reengineer the way everyday crime is addressed by focusing on the underlying problems that bring people into the criminal justice system to begin with.
Publication Type: Review
Source of Publication: University of New England Law Journal, 3(1), p. 101-103
Publisher: University of New England
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
ISSN: 1449-2199
HERDC Category Description: D3 Review of Single Work
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