Sentinel events

This column explains the need for a better process for reviewing “organizational accidents and near misses” that occur in policing and criminal justice, in order to prevent future accidents. The argument is that criminal and civil proceedings look for an individual to punish, when in fact most tragedies result from a confluence of actions, decisions, and policies. The “sentinel events” approach looks to improve systems rather than merely punish individuals.


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