Court Reform on Trial: Why Simple Solutions Fail
by Malcolm M. Feeley
A recognized study of innovation in the process of criminal justice, and why it so often fails—despite the best intentions of judges, administrators & reformers. The arc of reform to disappointment is analyzed for such ideas as bail, pretrial diversion, speedy trial and determinate sentences. A much-maligned system of pleas shifts power to prosecutors away from judges. New foreword by Greg Berman.