Cleaning Up the ‘Ecosystem’ of American Justice

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Justice professionals are "deceiving" themselves if they believe their decisions and actions are infallible, Attorney General Eric Holder warns in a volume of essays released today analyzing flaws in America's criminal justice system.

"Practitioners in an adversarial system that probes, refutes and defends do not, in general concede fault readily," Holder declares. "Yet we are missing a chance to improve outcomes if we ignore the opportunity for growth that an honest assessment of error presents."

The volume, entitled

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