We may look back on 2014 as the year in which the criminal justice system finally agreed to see itself as a system.
Of course we have always used the phrase "criminal justice system," but we usually have only a vague ecosystem in mind: something like a pond or a swamp, where choices made on the near coast produce mysterious unanticipated consequences on the far shore.
This mindset warps the way we diagnose our problems.
We are pretty much addicted . . .
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