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Table of Contents
                            Introduction to the 4th Edition
Foreword to the 3rd Edition
Preface: The Evidence-Based Decision Making in State and Local Criminal Justice Systems Initiative
	Initiative Approach and Products
Section 1: A New Paradigm for the Justice System
	Why a New Paradigm?
	The Justice System Can Do Better
	Other Systems Have Made Progress; So Too Can the Justice System
	The 100,000 Lives Campaign
	Calling on the “Best in People”: The 1 Million Fewer Victims Campaign
	Making the Comparison Between Healthcare and Justice System Reform
	An Overview of Key Research Findings Related to Risk Reduction and Their Implications for the Justice System
	Distinguishing Between EBP and EBDM
Section 2: Underlying Premises
	The Core Values of the Justice System
Section 3: The Key Decision Points, Decision Makers, and Stakeholders in the Criminal Justice System
	Key Decision Points
	Key Decision Makers and Stakeholder Groups at the State Level
	Key Decision Makers and Stakeholder Groups at the Local Level
Section 4: Examining Justice System Decision Making Through the Lens of Harm Reduction
	Crime Harms the Entire Community
	The Justice System Strives to Achieve Risk and Crime Reduction
	The Justice System Can Result in Harm Reduction
	Achieving, Measuring, and Maintaining Harm Reduction and Advancing Community Wellness
		Increases in public safety, as measured by
		Exhibit 1: Reducing Crime with Evidence-Based Options: Benefits & Costs
		Improved community wellness, as measured by
		Increased satisfaction with the criminal justice system, as measured by
		Improvements in the social and fiscal costs of justice system interventions, as measured by
Section 5: The Principles Underlying the Framework
	Principle One: The professional judgment of criminal justice system decision makers is enhanced when informed by evidence-based knowledge
		Implications of Principle One
	Principle Two: Every interaction within the criminal justice system offers an opportunity to contribute to harm reduction
		Implications of Principle Two
	Principle Three: Systems achieve better outcomes when they operate collaboratively
		Implications of Principle Three
	Principle Four: The criminal justice system will continually learn and improve when professionals make decisions based on the collection, analysis, and use of data and information
		Implications of Principle Four
Section 6: Applying Evidence-Based Principles to Practice
	A Logic Model for Harm Reduction Decision Making at the System Level
	Evidence-Based Decision Making System-Level Implementation Steps
		Exhibit 2: Example of an EBDM Process Logic Model
		Exhibit 3: Example of a Portion of an EBDM Local-Level Logic Model (Risk Assessment)
		Exhibit 4: Example of a Portion of an EBDM State-Level Logic Model (Pretrial)
Section 7: Key Challenges in Implementing This Framework
	Risk Reduction and Evidence-Based Decision Making in the Context of Sanctioning Purpose
		Different Cases, Different Purposes
		The Weight of the Evidence
	Plea Negotiations
	The Management of Low Level Offenses
	Looking to the Future
Section 8: Collaboration: A Key Ingredient of an Evidence-Based System
	Aligning the Criminal Justice System to Achieve Harm Reduction
	Bringing the Stakeholders to the Table to Form Policy Teams
Section 9: Building Evidence-Based Agencies
	Aligning Criminal Justice Agencies to Achieve Harm Reduction
	Making “What Works” Work
Appendix 1: Advisory Board Members: Evidence-Based Decision Making in Local Criminal Justice Systems Initiative
Appendix 2: Advisors for Evidence-Based Decision Making in State and Local Criminal Justice Systems Initiative
Appendix 3: Methodology Used to Compute 1 Million Fewer Victims
	2.4 Million Justice System Employees
Appendix 4: Research Findings Matrix
	What Doesn’t Work in Reducing Pretrial Misbehavior and Offender Recidivism
	What Works in Reducing Pretrial Misbehavior and Offender Recidivism
	What’s Promising in Reducing Pretrial Misbehavior and Offender Recidivism
	What’s Not Clear in Reducing Pretrial Misbehavior and Offender Recidivism
Appendix 5: Using Evidence to Inform Decision Making
Appendix 6: 2009 Zogby International Public Opinion Survey
Glossary
References
Additional EBDM Resources
                        

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