Source: Deschutes County, Oregon.
A revolution is occurring in criminal justice. Many theories regarding crime and criminal behavior have been advanced throughout the history of criminal justice. The criminal justice system has in turn developed and implemented changes based on some of those theories. Although these changes have led to creative innovations, they have seldom changed the basic nature of the business of criminal justice. What is occurring, is more than innovative, but truly inventive. A “paradigm shift” is changing the focus of the work of criminal justice away from the offender and toward the community and victim(s).
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