Accountability, Pt. 2

The issue of personal accountability for misconduct or errors in the enforcement and prosecution of crimes is a largely over-looked issue in criminal justice reform. Without personal accountability in some significant form, there is very little systemic weight on the side of the scale to deter the very human and natural tendency to shade behavior, or the truth, or evidence, to try to “win” a conviction. In one recent example, though a lab technician who falsified drug test results ended up in jail, her supervisors, who ran a lab where this was possible, were found to have no accountability:¬†Boston Globe Article

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