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Clementine Johnson Often things we think are true and supported by considerable experience and evidence turn out not to be true, or at least not true with the certainty we expected. Criminal justice seems especially vulnerable to the phenomenon described by this quotation. Choose a claim that you have heard in the media about a current negative issue impacting the criminal justice system (for example, “legalizing marijuana reduces crime” or “transgender bathrooms will increase sexual assaults”). Then visit the Bureau of Justice Statistics website and search the website for publications or data that provide the truth about the problem. In your discussion post, address the following: State the claim you picked and where you heard this claim (or from what source[s] you usually hear it). From your research, what did you learn to be the truth? Were you surprised by the truth? Why or why not? In your first observation and interpretation, did you use experiential or agreement reality? Be specific.

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