The National Institute of Justice has released a new publication that proposes that law enforcement agencies adopt “sentinel event” policies that seek to learn from errors rather than lay blame for them. The report includes commentaries from President Jim Bueermann and a number of others affiliated with the Police Foundation.
Mending Justice: Sentinel Event Reviews explores ways to reduce errors in criminal justice by analyzing mistakes, such as the conviction or detention of innocent persons or the release of dangerous persons. This report explores whether this model – widely used in medicine and aviation – would be suitable in evaluating the criminal justice system. The report is available by clicking here. Read More & Share