What Will a Science-Hostile President Mean for Justice Reform?

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Concern about how the next administration will deal with criminal justice reform is well-justified. But possibly the most troubling clue to the policies of a Trump Administration  is contained in the attitudes of the President-elect to science.

Donald Trump does not appear to have much regard for scientific evidence.  He believes, for example, that climate change is a hoax.

If he applies that know-nothing mindset to the evidence-based practices that have begun to inform new thinking . . .

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