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‘Criminal Justice and the Media’ Elevates Public Understanding of the Criminal Justice System (Inside NACDL)
By Norman L. Reimer
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Whether it is in the individual case or in the pursuit of fundamental reforms to the nation’s criminal justice system, the criminal defense advocate is in a constant struggle to overcome misconceptions, stereotypes and outright distortions. To elevate public understanding about how the nation’s massive criminal justice system actually operates, NACDL recently completed an extraordinary project. With support from the Foundation for Criminal Justice (FCJ) and the Park Foundation, NACDL produced Criminal Justice and the Media, a three-part tutorial aimed at journalists and journalism students designed to bridge the gulf between the reality of criminal justice and the pervasive misconceptions that distort public understanding. View the series at www.nacdl.org/coveringcriminaljustice.
Because the criminal justice system is the means by which government asserts its will over the individual, fostering responsible and insightful reporting on criminal justice issues necessarily is a
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