has been in the world of courts and justice systems since walking off Wall St umpteen years ago, never looked back (because they were gaining and gaining...until...) and has enjoyed most of the ride--even with assorted rough spots--even spent almost three yrs as Exec Dir of Natl Prison Rape Elimination Commission--just saying it is a conversation stopper; now am consulting on my own for justice improvement and rule of law projects, for a few years mostly overseas and then at American Univ., where I was a Research Assoc. Professor and taught comparative law and justice systems in addition to consulting on caseflow management and the like. I was back in the justice system for three years as Victims' Rights Compliance Coordinator for Maryland.
Ours is now an information-dominated society. We supposedly all make our carefully-formulated decisions drawing on "evidence-based" findings. But is it really different from the way people have always behaved--and responded to requests for accurate reports? The current revival of interest in the greatest children's book author of our time, Dr. Seuss, with the publication of a recently-discovered manuscript reminded me in this regard of his questioning conclusion of The Cat in the Hat: